Health & Wellness Micro Mondays

Understanding the 4 main components of Mental Well-being

May 17, 2021
Micro Mondays Podcast

I’ve put the focus on our Mental Well-being during the Month via the blog, podcast, social media and my weekly Living Well Letter. In this week’s Micro Mondays episode I’m discussing the 4 main components of mental well-being. Understanding what they are will help you to Live Well and create a quality of life.

Understanding the 4 main components of Mental Well-being to Live Well

So what are the 4 main components of mental well-being? In the podcast, I discuss each point in depth and suggest ways you can incorporate them into your life.

  • A healthy sense of self
    • being aware of your own strengths and using them confidently.
    • feeling part of something greater
    • having a sense of compassion for yourself and others. Did you catch my podcast interview with Maria Paterakis on Healing through Self Compassion?
  • Perspective
    • the ability to develop and apply a healthy perspective
    • remaining rational rather than catastrophizing
    • reframing challenges
  • Psychological Flexibility
    • the ability to ‘go with the flow’
    • the ability to make changes when something isn’t working in your life.
  • Daily Maintenance

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  • Reply Donna May 17, 2021 at 07:59

    Hi, Sue I agree that your 4 components greatly enhance mental well-being. The good thing g is that we don’t need to achieve each component 100% — just keep striving in that direction!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 21, 2021 at 12:40

      Exactly, Donna we just keep doing the best we can. x

  • Reply Leslie Susan Clingan May 17, 2021 at 12:50

    I can go with the flow only so long. If things aren’t moving along the way I like, or fast enough for me, I want to take charge, push things along, try to control the situation. Have been trying to remember to meditate or pray on things before I get too wrapped around the hub.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 21, 2021 at 12:37

      I’m like that Leslie (another reason we might be related!). It can be hard to take a pause before we act. Take care xx

  • Reply Erica/Erika May 21, 2021 at 12:11

    All of your points are really good, Sue. A healthy sense of self is a good one, and I often use the phrase “self awareness” which is similar and possibly even the same. These are four excellent categories with many sub categories. I like your word “diffuse” and being separate from our problems. My daughters roll their eyes when I tell them “I am not perfect” since they hear this so often. I appreciate the wisdom in the gems you share on the podcasts. xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 21, 2021 at 12:31

      Thanks Erica I like the phrase ‘self awareness’ as it makes me focus on my inner thoughts and how I am feeling. Children are funny aren’t they? My daughter is an Executive Coach working with Partners in a global organisation. I had a great ‘coaching session’ from her during our Mother’s Day run as she picks me up if I’m putting myself down. xx

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