You may frequently find yourself asking friends and colleagues “How are you?” but how many times do you ask yourself “How am I?
The temptation may be just to answer “fine” or “OK” but taking some time to befriend your mind and body will lead to: more awareness of what you like, want and need; increased happiness and satisfaction at work and at home; improved concentration; better relationships with other people; a healthier body; more energy; and more love and respect for yourself.
Each zone contains a range of tips, simple exercises and videos to help you improve and maintain your psychological health. Using the mood matrix diagram, you can quickly check which zone you are in right now allowing you to then choose the relevant zone to show tips and resources.
Get to know what it looks like for you in each of the zones.
There is no right or wrong zone and the aim is not to just stick on one zone but rather to cycle through them. You are a human being, wired to survive. Your mind and body will take you into the zone that it believes is best for your survival at that moment in time; it is not about only ever being in the green or yellow.
Helping you feel psychologically well
Our aim is to help you to feel psychologically well. We do not want to wait for you to become psychologically unwell. This How Am I toolkit is a psychological health exercise plan designed to train your emotional system. A healthy mind and body does not avoid any of the zones but is able to shift between them to fit the circumstances.
For peak wellness we encourage you to do one green zone exercise each day.
By using this toolkit, we hope that you take some time to check in with yourself, realise what needs to change and make changes. When events and behaviours trigger you to feel in the red or blue zone it is time to prevent the events and behaviours from happening.
Once you have started to use How am I, spread the word to other people to try it.