20 Apr Wellbeing – Why Does It Matter?
While there is no doubt that fitness is an important part of someone’s life, another important and yet somewhat understated part of their life is their well-being.
Now well-being can be split into two categories, and these are the emotional well-being of the person and the mental well-being of the individual, and of course, physical well-being pertains to your fitness, and how good a condition your body is in.
However, why are the first two elements of well-being so important?
Why is emotional well-being so important?
As an initial note, it’s worth considering an emotional well-being is not the absence of emotion like many people presume.
Instead, it is a person’s ability to grasp the real value of their feelings and then use them to move their life forward in a positive way.
A positive sense of well-being is imperative because you can expect to see many benefits from it.
You can experience emotional healing from stress, depression and anxiety or grief.
It allows you to learn how to change and transform unhelpful patterns of thinking into positive ones to combat whatever issue you find yourself with.
It also helps to boost your self-confidence which means you can gain more belief in your abilities, and as well as this contributes to encouraging personal growth.
This means that you can progress as a person, and leave behind older and sometimes negative thoughts and feelings, and embrace a new and often better way of thinking.
Does this mean that mental well-being is also important?
Mental well-being is also important and is often equally as important as emotional well-being.
While emotional well-being allows someone to adapt to change or to develop as a person, mental well-being allows someone to recover from illness or change or a traumatic event.
Part of growing up and getting older, the number of traumatic events will increase, because more and more people will start to leave, others will die, and the mind will be exposed to more and more trauma.
Someone with good mental well-being will be able to eventually adapt to, and recover from, these traumas, and to learn to live with the change which has brought about as a result of these events happening.
The importance of emotional and mental well-being is extremely high, and making sure that you do have an excellent level of emotional and psychological well-being will allow you to progress through life without any major problems, because of the benefits that emotional well-being and mental well-being brings.
You’ll be able to adapt to new challenges, overcome adversity, and grow in the face of change, as you learn to become more confident and to maintain a good standard of wellbeing during difficult times of your life, meaning that you’re less likely to sink into a depression or to suffer any adverse effects that are severe and long lasting.