As this month's contributing editor, I've outlined four key pillars to mental wellbeing: connectivity and the importance of personal support systems, being present in the moment with mindfulness, goal achievement and personal growth, and bouncing forward with resilience. Linked to these four key pillars is mental health, and asking for help when you need it.
When people think about goals, they usually think about the big things - winning gold at the Olympics, closing a huge business deal, buying a house or reaching your target weight. In reality, goal setting isn't just about achieving those pinnacle moments; it's about taking small, decisive steps that move you in a positive direction, bringing you one step closer to being your best possible self.
Alisa Camplin has recently been named as the "THINK Well" Ambassador for AIA Vitality's One Life Initiative - "Making Australia a Healthier and Happier Nation".
Alisa's goal as the AIA Vitality ambassador for mental wellbeing is to teach Australia that “thinking well” is a capability that can be learned, and to introduce tools and techniques that will help all Australians to take small proactive steps towards improving and strengthening their mental well being and outlook on life.
With the help and support of experts and academics across Australia, Alisa's articles on "THINK Well" are found below:
Welcome to 'think well', OneLife's commitment to enhancing every Australian's mental wellbeing. This is where we'll share empowering ideas and information that will help you respond better to life's complexities, develop a stronger mindset and improve your capacity to create positive change from within. 'Think well' is about reality, but it's also about perspective.
In life, there are things we can plan for and things we can't. Sometimes the bumps in the road are small and frustrating; other times, life-altering circumstances can hit us for six. Resilience is about how you can emotionally and cognitively work forward from a point of difficulty, one step at a time.