To live well, to experience happiness at home and at work, to do meaningful work. This is the meaning and goal of each of us. Whether we realize it or not, we live in a performance-oriented age. We chase after better careers, bigger apartments, more exotic vacations, adrenaline rushes, the latest cell phones, growing social media followings… and hope that when we have it all, we will finally be happy. But in all this striving, we forget one thing – our mental well-being. Sooner or later, there comes a time when nothing makes us happy.
What is well – being?
Well-being, according to the WHO, is a picture of overall mental health. It is a state in which a person is aware of his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, and can work productively and contribute to his or her community. It is about reflecting on the quality of experiences in life, evaluating, sharing and improving them.
However, well-being is not just about subjective satisfaction, a sense of happiness, wealth or success, as many people think. Even if we include physical health and wellness, we still don’t have the full picture. Well-being encapsulates the deeper aspects of a life well lived.
Well-being is a combination:
· our passion for what fulfills us and what we have the opportunity to do every day
· our need to make and live quality relationships
· the need for security and stability in our finances
· our level of mental and physical health and overall physical fitness
· our belonging to the social environment in which we move
Living well and meaningfully is about consciously working on yourself.
The different areas of well-being influence each other. By being aware of this interconnectedness, we can increase their impact on our overall life satisfaction. The essential message is that each person can influence the different areas of his or her well-being.
This can be done in a variety of ways: by spending time with friends, through sport and exercise, by using their finances wisely, or by taking a proactive approach to their career and their environment. At the same time, a person himself is the greatest threat to his own well-being when he allows his short-term gains to overshadow the prospect of a long-term fulfilled life.
Because mental well-being is the key to stimulating results…
How is such mental well-being induced? We have prepared 10 tips for maintaining mental health. Because it’s neither good to burn out nor to burn out.
1. Change the environment – even just an occasional change of scenery will help the mind to relax, concentrate better and get wind in the sails
2. Meditate – take a moment to yourself and relax and breathe through every part of your body, this is guaranteed to relieve tension
3. Do what makes sense to you – life, work, hobbies should be fun, motivating and moving, don’t do it for others, do it for yourself, out of your own conviction
4. Manage efficiently – observe what takes up your time, what evokes negative feelings, but also what is guaranteed to recharge you
5. Find out your limits – don’t go beyond your physical and mental limits, respect yourself!
6. Work with stress – learn to recognise what stresses you and try to prevent it
7. Forgive yourself – the ability to forgive is one of the most healing insights of psychology, it brings relief
8. Beware of over-attention – what you pay attention to becomes stronger, i.e. more self-criticism or criticism of others worsens your psyche
9.Try to spend at least 20 minutes a day in nature
10. And spend the next 10 minutes on yourself, and do it regularly!
If you’d like to do even more for your soul, come join us for Equal Pay Day, because both the conference and the mentoring will give you enough of a kick that you’ll live off it for the next six months.
And as an icing on the cake, we have prepared a Wellbeing & Relax zone for you on Saturday 1 April as part of the Mentoring Day. You will have the opportunity to discover and try several techniques aimed at calming down and looking into your own inner self…
Entrance to the Wellbeing Zone is for everyone with a valid MENTORING DAY ticket. It is not necessary to register in advance for the times.