The Scenario: Olympic athletes work hard and aim for the gold medal when competing for each event. They maintain vigorous workouts, strict diets and focused attention on the goal. But what do they do for mental strength? Teams also employ the expertise of psychologists like David Cox or Richard Suinn, PhD to help foster mental well-being.
What are some factors that contribute to mental well-being and are applicable to our daily lives?
- Ability to shape one’s outcomes by setting and pursuing goals
- Willingness to alter communication, ways of thinking, and plans when new information is received.
- Understanding the midpoint between mental activity and rest
- Possessing a strong belief in your skills and your tenacity to accomplish goals
- Capacity to adapt, be flexible, manage crisis or stressful situations, turn them into opportunities and retain strength of purpose.
6. Sense of Purpose
- Awareness of your direction and the measures you need to take to reach your goals
7. Overall Contentment With Life
- A fulfillment in your life, activities, relationships, careers and chosen path
- Having trust and feeling safe where you live and work
The Insight: Mental well-being is the development and maintenance of many healthy personal qualities. Nurture them on a daily basis to cultivate mental strength.
Do you nurture your mental well-being?
A Positive Perspective for Life, Love, and Relationships