What is mental fitness?
Mental fitness is about having and maintaining a state of wellbeing and constantly building an awareness of how you think, behave, and feel.
Increasing your mental fitness is about strengthening your ability to choose how you respond to a stressful situation. Building an awareness of how you interpret the situation, will drive how you behave and feel (your response).
We often respond in the same way to similar situations without realising it. This is because the brain uses patterns of repeated behaviours to build habits which we can change if we want to through the process of neuroplasticity.
The way we respond to stressful situations is often based on previous similar experiences rather than from a realistic perspective, We can easily build habits of distorted thinking but we all have the power to change this by increasing our mental fitness.
What are the benefits of increasing your mental fitness?
Increasing your mental fitness reduces stress and overwhelm, helps you to avoid overthinking. increases your focus and attention and improves your overall wellbeing.
Like physical fitness, mental fitness needs constant building in helping you to be a healthier version of yourself.
How do you increase your mental fitness?
To significantly increase your mental fitness, you need to build habits which incorporate the evidence-based techniques in neuroscience which improve your overall wellbeing. These techniques strengthen your ability to choose how you respond to situations. Building habits which incorporate the evidence-based techniques in neuroscience begins with building your self-awareness of your personal triggers of stress and how and why these impact how you think, behave and feel.
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