Last time, we introduced the trait of Spiritual Health from the Doescher Advisors Leaders Health Check-up, identified by the acronym SMEP. In this post we’ll discuss the second trait, Mental Health.
By mental health, we mean the types of thoughts and ideas you’re putting into your mind. To figure out what your mental focus is, we would suggest asking yourself several questions:
- What do I look at?
- What do I watch?
- What do I read?
- What do I listen to?
Because all our readers are mature adults, we’re not going to give a bunch of examples. Instead, we encourage you to privately assess the answers to these four questions. The answers have a huge impact on you. Here’s one silly example, but it gives you an idea of what we mean. If you read the obituaries every day, it impacts you in some way — maybe good, maybe bad. Our advice is to know which it is, because it makes an incredible difference in how you approach issues that arise in both your business and personal life.