Mental Fitness Impacts

by | Business, Numerology

Your mental fitness impacts your mental health and wellbeing

When you focus on improving mental fitness, you circumvent the current mental health crisis and champion happiness and productivity in your business.

Officials estimate that 12 billion working days are lost every year globally to depression and anxiety.  This costs $1 trillion per year in lost productivity. 

 

Shirzad Chamine, author of Positive Intelligence, says that

if you’re not concerned about the mental fitness of yourself, your colleagues and your teams – you need to be.  With the right approach, you can turn around lost productivity and performance and ignite positive change. 

 

When you realize that a resounding 90% of US adults agree that the country is experiencing a mental health crisis you get a sense of how important mental health and wellbeing is.

Mental fitness, mental health and wellbeing

Most people are aware of the problem and concerned about it. Additionally,

  • over 70% of workers have experienced operational burnout in the past few years,
  • 44% of those surveyed in Europe reported their work stress has increased over the past 3 years, and
  • more than a quarter of workers in Asia report symptoms of depression and anxiety.

 

While there are many more relevant statistics I could share with you the important thing to remember is that these are more than numbers, these are real people struggling yet showing up at work each day to do their best.

It’s time for us all to do something different.

The APA, American Psychological Assn, says

putting mental health at the center of workplace policies is more important than ever.   

 

What’s the difference between mental health and mental fitness?

While related they are distinct concepts.

Mental health refers to a person’s overall psychological and emotional wellbeing.

It includes their ability to cope with stress, manage their emotions and maintain healthy relationships.

Mental fitness refers to a person’s ability to use their cognitive and emotional resources to handle the challenges of daily life.

Similar to physical fitness, which is the ability to use one’s physical resources to perform physical tasks, mental fitness describes the ability to thrive and be resilient in the face of adversity. 

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Why now?

The drastic changes that occurred in recent times, particularly over the past 3 years, have taken a toll on individual mental health globally, as well as on businesses and organizations.

Over 80% of employees in the US are actively searching for new roles with employers who better support mental health. 

When you consider that the average turnover cost above salary to replace a mid-level employee is 193%, this has an extremely large impact.

In the finance sector in Australia 73% of those surveyed report high levels of burnout with 33% seeking medical treatment for work related stress and 42% considering leaving the field altogether. 

Create lasting positive change

The most effective solution is to instigate support that will create lasting positive change in your workplace or business.

This is where mental fitness shines as the solution for all.

A Gallup poll revealed that only 24% of eligible workers in companies offering wellness programs actually participate in them. 

Establishing a mental fitness program that everyone in your business can sustain is your key to improving workplace relationships, wellbeing and performance. 

 

PQ treats the root causes

What it takes to create lasting positive change

Treat root causes, not symptoms by nurturing a growth mindset. 

Everyone has their own set of negative behaviors, also known as saboteurs.

By treating the root causes rather than the symptoms of sabotage you create lasting, sustainable positive change – positive intelligence/mental fitness does this.

Build mental fitness with easy and impactful exercises.

Bad habits live in your mind as neural pathways, aka mental muscles, that automatically generate your old default responses without you even being aware!

It’s not possible to fight muscles with insight, rather it takes muscle to fight muscle.

True transformation requires 20% insight generation and 80% muscle building.

A simple daily repetition, performed over an extended period of time, can convert healthy new insights into the new mental muscles it takes to achieve and sustain positive mental health.

Unite people with a common platform and language.

Repetition is fundamental to mastering any new pursuit, including mental fitness.

The people you improve your mental fitness alongside of develop a shared language and understanding together, regardless of your background or role.  This purposeful alignment feeds buy-in and helps feed a culture of mutual accountability.

Together with data-driven metrics and tools, individuals and teams alike can more effectively chart their own progress and identify opportunities to grow and improve.

Raise Emotional Intelligence

Additionally, the Positive Intelligence program represents a breakthrough in your ability to raise Emotional Intelligence (EQ), helping individuals and teams more effectively address the root causes of problems.   After only 6 weeks:

  • 98% of participants improve their accurate self-assessment capacity,
  • 91% are more optimistic,
  • 92% boost their teamwork and collaboration, and
  • 97% experience growth in their emotional self-awareness.

 

Thrive under pressure

Positive Intelligence (PQ) provides the tools and operating system for you to thrive in high-pressure environments

Most attempts at positive change fail because we stop at insight and don’t recognize the power of building new behaviors incrementally over time.

Create sustained change

Sustained change toward a more positive mind requires laying down neural pathways to form new habits through consistent daily practice. That’s what the Positive Intelligence PQ program empowers you to do.

 

Just 15 minutes a day will improve your life drastically:

  • 93% of respondents say they manage stress better,
  • 70% feel more engaged at work,
  • 97% have strengthened their emotional intelligence, and
  • 70% say their work relationships have improved.

 

Daphne Wells

 

Personally, I know that improving my mental fitness through Positive Intelligence (PQ) has undoubtedly helped me respond positively more than negatively, changed how I handle stress and anxiety, and improved my mental health and wellbeing exponentially.

To find out how Positive Intelligence can help you:

 

In sharing this with you, I acknowledge with deep appreciation Shirzad Chamine, author of Positive Intelligence, as my teacher and mentor in Positive Intelligence and Mental Fitness.  Without a shadow of doubt, connecting with and learning from him has changed my life.

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Daphne Wells coaches women to design a life and business that feels free by helping to release expectations that don’t resonate and fully embrace what makes them happiest. An advocate for independence and author of Decide – Choose your own path, Daphne helps women find their inner strength and take courageous action all over the world.

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