Practicing mindfulness is a great way to build mental fitness because it means tuning in to our bodies. The real skill we are trying to develop here is the ability to notice when our thoughts distract us in order to build awareness of the world around us.
Integrating a mindfulness session into our daily routine can help as regularly train our mental fitness. Find what works best for you! Whether that be a quiet five minutes of box breathing with Rewire or half an hour of deep meditation.
Regular mindfulness practice can increase our awareness, which in turn allows us to increase our willpower and build our mental fitness.
2. Physical exercise
Similar to how mindfulness can relax our body, working out can relax our mind. Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and reduce tension, like these hip mobility exercises.
Since the mind and the body are interconnected, training the body and focusing on building cognitive resilience can help us improve our mental fitness.
The Rewire App offers different sessions that can help you achieve a wide range of goals. For example, the pre-workout priming sessions are designed to enhance your workout by priming you for optimal performance.
3. Diet and hydration
Eating the right foods and making sure we get enough water is especially important to ensure our minds and bodies receive the nutrients and energy they need to reach optimal physical and mental fitness.
Check out our article on the foods to fight fatigue.
Training our mental fitness is key to establishing a strong mental health foundation. To achieve optimal health, both physical awareness and mental awareness are important.
Both training and recovery are important for the mind as a high-level holistic approach to mental fitness.
When we are aware of the challenges that face us, body and mind, we can equip ourselves with the right tools to support us. Building mental fitness means we are fit to face these challenges and being aware of our readiness to face them is essential for a successful outcome.
Rewire’s Readiness Assessment is an easy way to add value to your morning routine.
Feeling strong? Rewire will push you beyond what you think you are capable of.
Feeling drained? Rewire will create a personalized Mindset Recovery session for you.
Give these a try to boost your mental fitness:
1. Set your intentions – build on your mindfulness and awareness by creating intention.
You identified that you feel overwhelmed at the beginning of the day? Sit yourself down in a calm environment and write down your to-do list, prioritize, and then complete something small. This will allow you to get the ball rolling and start your day on a positive note.
2. Social interaction – building and maintaining meaningful relationships helps grounds us, secure our values, and build a supportive network.
Meeting new people and exploring different cultures is a valuable way to expand both our social circle and challenge our thoughts and beliefs.
3. Step out of your comfort zone and try something new – what about giving Rewire a try? Improve your mental fitness and build mental resilience with the Rewire App. Start free today!