Mental Fitness is a skill. Like physical fitness, Mental Fitness takes work and discipline, but like physical fitness, the benefits are immeasurable – better decision making, clearer thinking, reduced anxiety, stronger relationships and more meaning, fulfillment and happiness.
Mental Fitness is a set of strategies, practices and habits that enable people to not only survive setbacks and hardship in life, but to grow and thrive despite what life throws at us. It allows us to get the most out of the life we have and prepare for the life we want.
Mental Fitness combines lifestyle factors such as quality sleep, good nutrition, positive relationships, self analysis and inquiry, digital literacy, social contribution and continued learning with practices such as optimism, meditation, focus and attention, mindfulness, gratitude, positive re-framing of situations and long-term perspective. Together with physical fitness, these activities constitute a well-balanced life. Each can be individually learned and improved.