All of us understand that staying physically fit is important. Many of us flock to public parks and gyms with the best of intentions to be physically active and fit. However, not as many are take care to stay mentally fit as well.
Apart from being physically fit, being mentally fit is also as important especially in working environment such as factories, shops, and offices. But what is mental fitness?
Mental fitness is an umbrella term used to encompass a huge range of factors including emotional wellbeing, ability to cope with difficult situations, mental agility and adeptness at solving problems.
Just like becoming physically fit, achieving mental fitness takes time, effort and individualised plan to discover what works for you. Meanwhile, the first step is to recognise what may need improvement and to focus on the next small step to achieve that.
In today’s modern world, one of the biggest problems is stress and for many people reducing stress will be the major focus to improve their mental fitness. This is why several types of mental illness rise here in our country.
In Australia, mental illness has a significant impact on our society. According to a study conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, approximately 25% Australian adults aged 16 to 85 years will experience at least one of the common forms of mental illness throughout any given year and 45% will experience a mental health disorder in their lifetime.
Some believe that mental health illness develops outside of the workplace, but a worker may develop mental illness prior to employment or during employment. When someone works for hours daily in a workplace that is stressful or overall “unhealthy”, it can cause considerable amount of stress that may contribute to mental illness.
How can you train your employees to mental fitness? Check out this blog post and learn many helpful ideas from wellness and management coach Claudia Masina.