Work stress and burnout cost US businesses an estimated $300 billion annually, with one in three working Americans reporting they experience excessive pressure on the job. In New Zealand, more than 30 percent of employees state that their level of stress has risen in the past five years, while UK businesses lose 12.5 million productive working days per year due to employees calling in sick caused by work-related stress issues. So how can employees – and employers – empower themselves to stay on top of wellness? One possible solution is mindfulness, Mangawhai-based expert Marisa Garau says. She breaks down three ways to practically use it in the workplace.