Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Remember the song quote from the main page? An important questions: "How do I keep from going under?"
Psychology has always interested me, especially when it comes to parts like creating healthier habits, happiness, mindfulness and coping with triggers or stress.
When you are physically unwell, you see a doctor. Yet, when you are emotionally, mentally unwell… who do you see? Do you seek help at all?
I know from my own experience, the barriers are high:
the admitting of needing help
the lack of a trusted person to talk to
the taboo around mental problems
the waiting time for a therapist appointment
My idea is to promote and support a preventive, low barrier approach, as easy and accepted as a physical fitness training.
Yes, your mental fitness can be trained, too. Just like physical fitness the key is to develop a regular routine, a healthier habit around it. Practicing mindfulness, self compassion, setting boundaries and connecting to yourself on an emotional level: How do I feel? How do I want to feel? What is triggering me? What is my motivation? Who am I? Who do I want to be?
Coaching helped me in my professional life several times. After one coaching, I even decided to see a therapist to dig deeper as I noticed I was physically unwell for no obvious reason. It turned out, that it was my mental fitness that caused it. The main lesson I learned: “Listen to your gut feeling/ your intuition and take good care of yourself.” - as simple as that. There are messages your body is sending to you when your conscious mind is not listening. Learn to understand and work with these signals. Your intuition is much faster than your brain in processing information… Training your mental fitness can help you to create healthier and happier habits becoming more resourceful and resilient no matter where you are and what you are facing.
Ready to work on your own mindful habits?