It’s time to change mindset!

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It’s time to change mindset! 

| by Marianne Marescotti & Catrin Eriksson, Upotential | January 20, 2020 |


On the one hand we live in exciting times where every individual has more opportunities than ever to create the life of his or her dreams. On the other hand, this era of monumental change also brings challenges to all of us and it’s difficult to really grasp what the consequences of digitalization, globalization and the environmental crisis will be for individuals, companies and the society in general. Unfortunately, we can already see vastly negative consequences on individual’s health and wellbeing. Mental health problems are increasing tremendously and do not only cause individual suffering, but also have a huge impact on the economy for companies and society.

To end this, we need to think and act differently – shift focus and start changing our mindset around mental health. The focus should be on how to prevent mental illness in the first place and how we can actively help people to build their mental fitness levels. Just like you train your body physically, you should proactively train your brain and mindset. Simply put, we need to make proactive mental fitness training a natural part of life.

“As a Sports Psychologist, who has worked with elite-level athletes including Olympic athletes, I know that actively working on your mental energy levels, your mental flexibility and your mental strength makes all the difference when the stakes are high. It’s all about staying focused when you’re under extreme pressure and learn how to cope with those challenging moments. In order to be as prepared as you can for stressful situations, you need to practice! Just like all things in life, being good at something takes work, hard work! Becoming mentally fit is no different, there are no shortcuts – you have to treat your brain and mind just like any other important part of your training”, says Camilo Sáenz-Moncaleano, Ph.D. in Sports Psychology.

Many research articles and anecdotal evidences have shown that working proactively on your mental fitness works great in the world of sports, why not learn from that and make these tools, exclusively used by a chosen few, accessible to everyone!

Proactive mental fitness training should be delivered as part of an integrated health, well-being and performance strategy in every company, in every school and in every individual’s life! It would not only save money spent in the future for physical and mental care, but also increase performance, create happier workplaces and healthier people.

Let’s make regular mental fitness training part of every day life!

– Published on January 20, 2020 

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