Inside Prince Harry’s ‘mindful’ routine, including meditation and nature
Prince Harry has shared a rare glimpse into the daily routine he uses to feel happy and healthy.
The Duke of Sussex, “laying a low profile” as he “doesn’t want to bother anymore” according to an expert, has credited meditation as a key part of his daily routine.
The 37-year-old spoke candidly in a live stream on Thursday February 3 about his approach to ‘mental fitness’ and self-care.
The show was made alongside close friend Serena Williams and the founder of mental health startup BetterUp, Alexi Robichaux.
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During their chat, Harry shared how he once “experienced burnout” and now meditates daily to prevent it from happening again.
He said: “Even if you have a 15 minute slate of white space, I now take about half an hour or 45 minutes in the morning when I’m like, ‘Okay, one of the kids went to school, the other one takes a nap’ there is a break in our program.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, 40, moved to the United States with their 2-year-old son Archie in April 2020 at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The couple then welcomed their second child Lilibet, named after Her Majesty The Queen, in June the following year.
In the candid discussion, Harry also credited daily exercise and time outdoors as important parts of his routine for staying healthy.
He added: “It’s either to exercise, walk the dog, get out in nature, maybe meditate.”
Harry had previously spoken of combining alternative therapies with mainstream medicine to help him cope with his mental health issues.
The royal is using EMDR or ‘tapping’ methods to sort out his energy balance and begin to relieve his symptoms and deal with his diagnosis of PTSD.
Sanja Oakley led a session with him on camera during the AppleTV series, The Me You Can’t See.
Often, EDMR will be offered as a substitute for cognitive behavioral therapy and has been shown to be more effective in some studies.
Oprah and Jameela Jamil are other famous fans of the technique, who said it “saved her life”.