Psychological Fitness

In Life there are pillars that create who we are, support us, empower us and make us robust in Life’s daily challenges. Without one or more of these pillars in place, or a deficiency in one of them, our life is not striving to it’s full potential.

As per our take on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, read here.

An intro to Psychological Fitness

Also known as your “Mental Diet”, this includes the importance of paying attention to the quality of your thinking. The person you become and the choices you make in life are all influenced by our thoughts and way of thinking. Every thought you pay attention to is an opportunity to redefine your thinking. We can train our brains to do just about anything. At a minimum to deal with the demands of busy modern-day life. 

Benefits of becoming Psychologically fitter include:

- More Focus, Clarity & Attentive Awareness.

- More Creativity, Energy & Vitality.

- Acceptance of Reality & Better Control of Needless Negativity.

- A Growth Mindset; Better Able to De-stress, Build Resilience & Realistic Optimism.

- Boost Willpower, Build New Habits & Break Old Habits.

- A Strength Based Approach to Living.

Here are a list of things you can do strengthen your Psychological Fitness:

  • Keep a Journal. This is an excellent habit for increased self-awareness and re-contextualizing our experiences

  • Become more mindful.

  • Start meditation.

  • Spend time regularly in silence and solitude.

  • Spend time in Nature

  • Learn how to strengthen your willpower.

  • Make regular exercise one of your health and happiness-boosting habits.

  • Develop your ability to de-stress, relax and unwind. Find out what works for you.

  • Laugh more, lighten up, embrace moments of joy.

  • Be impeccable with your words – where your words go your energy flows.

  • Eat more healthfully (more whole grains, vegetables, fresh fruit, lean protein sources, nuts, seeds, beans, omega-3 fats) and stay away from sugar and fried or processed foods.

  • Always be reading something, keep a book next to your bed.

  • Never stop learning.

  • Set and work towards some goals consistent with your values

  • Make time to do more of what you love and love what you do.

  • Strengthen your other pillars of health (Spiritual, Physical and Emotional)

For more info on all of the above check out Dr. Mark Rowe’s Website here.