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Fast Facts - Let's Get Mentally Fit

Fast Facts

Do you know what it means to be mentally fit? Learn more about what mental fitness is and what it is not here.

 

  1. Mental fitness is NOT having a perfect life. Mental fitness IS knowing what makes life fulfilling for you and striving to create that life for yourself.
  2. Mental fitness is NOT being a perfect person. Mental fitness IS knowing how you feel when you are at your best self and striving to do the things that support your ability to be your best self.
  3. Mental fitness is NOT always making the right decision. Mental fitness IS being able to recognize your mistakes, endure the consequences, learn from the consequences, forgive yourself and move on.
  4. Mental fitness is NOT having perfect relationships. Mental fitness IS knowing what defines a fulfilling relationship for you and striving to build those types of relationships.
  5. Mental fitness is NOT never feeling sad. Mental fitness IS recognizing when you feel sad, and identifying a game plan for identifying and resolving your triggers.
  6. Mental fitness is NOT never feeling anxious. Mental fitness IS recognizing when you feel anxious and identifying a game plan for how to recognize and resolve your triggers.
  7. Mental fitness is NOT never feeling overwhelmed. Mental fitness IS recognizing when you need support and reaching out to your tribe to provide that support.
  8. Mental fitness is NOT never needing therapy. Mental fitness IS recognizing when you need support, tackling the stigma and reaching out for help from a mental health professional.
  9. Mental fitness is NOT never needing psychiatric medications. Mental fitness IS tackling the stigma and doing everything that is necessary to get back to your best self, including medication.
  10. Mental fitness is NOT moving through life reacting to everything that happens to you without recognizing how it affects you. Mental fitness IS taking a moment each and every day to take your own mental pulse, and being proactive about intervening on your own behalf at the earliest sign that you are not your best self.