In this day and age, thanks to the help of social media, dating apps and filtered selfies we are obsessed about how we look more than ever before. I admit, I fall into this box, after all I chose the career path of a personal trainer who helps others work on their health and fitness goals, predominantly focusing on physical health.
So, what about our psychological health? We all know it's important yet how much time do we actually spend exercising our mental health compared to our physical health?
Guy Winch, a psychologist and author, talks about how to practice psychological first aid and the importance of balancing the health of both the body and the mind. The talk covers training your mind around common psychological injuries such as loneliness, rejection and ruminating (dwelling or overthinking over thoughts/memories) to build emotional resilience.
Check out the video below.
Key Messages on Building Emotional Resilience:
What do you think? Should we be spending more time on our psychological health? Learning about how to deal with emotional pain? And if so, how do we teach this?
Let me know what you think in the comments below.
Just another health and fitness professional putting in their 2 cents. 2 cents may be all you need one day.