Psychological Wellness

IF you are psychologically well, your mind and spirit are alert, focused, and prepared to help navigate hardships, as well as to recognize and seize opportunity. Psychological wellness encompasses all things emotional, mental, and intellectual.

While Physical Wellness Is The Foundation For Overall Wellness

There are other areas of life that also play a vital role, such as psychological wellness. Even someone in peak physical condition can suffer physical side effects when their mental state is lacking. The definition of psychological wellness has been debated throughout the years. Historically, it has been viewed as merely the absence of a mental disorder. However, complete psychological wellness involves having a strong sense of identity, a reality-oriented perspective, a clear purpose in life, the recognition of a unifying force in one’s life, the ability to manage one’s

affairs creatively and maintain a hopeful view, and the capability for inspired, open relationships, according to the findings of E. Egbert’s "Concept of Wellness." Journal of Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Services (January 1980): 9-13.

When Focusing On Psychological Wellness

It is easiest to divide its explanation into four smaller categories: mental, intellectual, stress, and addiction. Mental wellness focuses on everything from positive thinking and managing your emotions to self-esteem and life balance. Intellectual well-being focuses on exercising your mind, finding self-purpose, passion, and goal setting. Stress and addiction are self-explanatory, and in today’s society are often the primary causes of many psychological issues.

The Keys To Mental Wellness

Developing a positive mind-set and being able to understand and manage your emotions in a way that does not adversely impact your life. It’s normal to experience extreme moments of emotions; you are swimming with hundreds of emotions per day. However, it is important to recognize when an emotion is impacting your life and knowing how to deal with it.

Intellectual Wellness

Centered on learning and keeping the mind engaged in stimulating activities. It is about having a curiosity and strong desire to learn and keeping the mind vibrant with new ideas for development. It is the ability to engage in clear thinking and recall, to think independently, creatively, and critically.

Stress is a normal part of life, yet many of us live in an almost constant state of stress and anxiety. As a result, your body produces harmful levels of stress hormones, your mind races, and you feel out of control. If not dealt with, stress can lead to serious problems, like high blood pressure, depression, or the development of an anxiety disorder.

Addiction is often defined as an uncontrollable habit of using alcohol or other drugs. Because of the physical effects of these substances on the body, particularly the brain, people often believe addictions only happen when people regularly use these things in large amounts and can’t bring themselves to stop. More recently, scientists have come to realize that people can also develop addictions to behaviors, such as gambling and sex, and even quite ordinary and necessary activities, such as cleaning, exercise, and eating. It is obvious how addiction can affect wellness. Addiction to harmful substances can physically and psychologically hurt you, but behavior addictions can be equally destructive and often harder to pinpoint.

Just Like All Other Areas Of Wellness

Psychological wellness is not something that can be perfected overnight. By learning more about mental and intellectual well-being and building good habits, you can improve your overall happiness, as well as avoid addictive behaviors and reduce your stress levels or better learn to cope with them.