What is Mental Fitness?

Mental Fitness is the capacity to sustain and improve performance by managing your state of psychological and emotional wellbeing.

Developing Mental Fitness through coaching enables an individual to feel in control of their environment, to develop the capacity to strengthen their performance and to strengthen their engagement to get more from themselves and those around them.

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Being in Control

Having the inner resources to manage your emotional and psychological state.

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Developing Capacity

Being able to focus, have presence, be confident and achieve balance through positive thinking.

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Being Engaged

Getting the best out of yourself and others through better communication and relationship skills.

The foundations of Mental Fitness

Mental Fitness is founded upon an ecosystem of 12 interlocking and interrelated pillars.

Sleep

Sleep

More and more research is showing how vital sleep is as a foundation of our mental fitness. Assessing our sleep patterns allows us to identify this as an area of focus to build into our personal and organisational wellbeing strategies.

Confidence

Confidence

How confident we feel in our work and professional life can influence other areas of our Mental Fitness.

Happiness

Happiness

Feeling happy and understanding our sources of happiness is a powerful driver of resilience and performance. Building our Mental Fitness in other areas has a powerful impact on our happiness.

Motivation

Motivation

Motivation is what gets us going and keeps us moving forward. Spotting a lack of motivation can often be an early sign of depleted Mental Fitness.

Optimism

Optimism

Optimism derives from the ability to pause and reframe challenges as positive opportunities for growth and development. It’s something we think we should be viewed as a skill to be developed, learned and applied.

Resilience

Resilience

Resilience is a core foundation, that is itself supported by several other Mental Fitness foundations. Our ability to deal with pressure from different sources, to be able pick ourselves back up when challenged either in work or outside of work

Physical Fitness

Physical Fitness

Physical Fitness supports our Mental Fitness and helps strengthen our ability to respond to life in all its richness. If we know how firm a foundation it is we can decide how much we need to focus on strengthening it.

Relationships

Relationships

Relationships give us resilience, provide motivation and optimism and are core to developing good Mental Fitness. Ensuring we know how to build and maintain relationships is essential.

Balance

Balance

As with depleted motivation an imbalance between work and life can be an early sign of depleted Mental Fitness, reduced performance and the risk of excessive stress and potential burnout.

Anxiety

Anxiety

Too much anxiety can leave us overwhelmed, unable to focus and undermine our resilience and capabilities. Managing anxiety can be a vital skill in our Mental Fitness toolkit.

Stress

Stress

Stress can be good for us, helping drive and motivation. Too much stress can sap our energy and risk burnout. Monitoring and understanding our stress is the first step in building strategies to make it our friend not our enemy.

Communication

Communication

Being able to communicate clearly allows us all to achieve shared goals. Good communication should lead to good performance, clearly understood objectives and well functioning teams.

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Strengthen individual and company performance

Mental Fitness is the capacity and ability to improve performance by taking control of your state of psychological and emotional wellbeing. Developing frameworks and structures to measure and support this drives performance.

Unlock personal and organisational development

Mental Fitness enables individuals to engage productively with their environment and growth their resourcefulness across the skills and competencies required for business growth.

Cognosis is our Mental Fitness benchmarking tool. Its designed to profile individuals, teams and organisations to enable a deeper understanding of Mental Fitness to help aid and focus development.

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