The Scenario: Do you know someone who is always happy, optimistic, upbeat and available for you or anyone else that needs them? Do you get tired just thinking about how much energy they have? That person might score pretty high on a mental well-being test.
What is mental well-being?
Mental well-being can be defined as a state of emotional and psychological contentment in which an individual is able to use his or her cognitive and emotional capabilities to work productively, function and contribute to society, and successfully cope with the basic demands of life.
They have identified five concepts with a new mental well-being scale.
- Believing in your evaluation of self-worth and potential to engage in lifelong growth and development
- Surrounding yourself with positive, supportive social networks and nurturing them
- Appreciating and understanding self, others and circumstances
- Handling life’s challenges with optimism
5. Cognitive efficacy
- Thinking realistically, clearly and rationally.
The Insight: Mental well-being studies are being used to promote overall good health, longevity, personal happiness and healthy aging in societies around the world. By being aware of the concepts, we can incorporate interventions to positively affect our mental well-being.
Now that you know about it what are you doing to nurture it?
A Positive Perspective for Life, Love, and Relationships