Being Healthy From The Inside Out
by Wy Yee Chan
Wong Yu Jin, an award-winning motivational speaker is a proponent of the saying: healthy body, healthy mind. When he was a top performing lawyer and banker, he rarely had the time to exercise and weighs about 95 kilograms; a far cry from who he is today. Today, Yu Jin is a Wellness Guru and a Mental Toughness Expert with a physique to die for. The 41-year-old believes that it is of utmost importance to have both healthy body and healthy mind to be able to adapt and strive for excellence in today’s world.
As an advocate of Mental Toughness, he has helped people from all walks of life and he pointed out that there’s a misconception regarding mental health as compared to mental toughness. He explains that mental toughness is different as it refers to how someone goes through challenges and adversities in life yet come back up on top. Whereas, mental health refers to the mental state of mind which is often related to depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses.
Mental Toughness is a term used by Yu Jin to reflect the 5 Cs: Composure, Concentration, Confidence, Challenges and Cohesion. His many life experiences had propelled his transition from a “corporate guy” to a Wellness Guru and Mental Toughness Expert allowing him to pursue his passion with resilience, tenacity and grit.
Living in today’s day and age, Yu Jin stated that, we are more protected than ever. We are more afraid of failing and being overly dependent on technology for everything, hence, we are often gratified by just browsing on our phones, watching a movie or even checking for likes on our social media accounts. He further chimes that, as proven in research, the more you fail the more mentally tough you become.
In a nutshell, Mental Toughness can help someone to thrive with excellence and to rise every time he or she falls. He plans to expand and to reach out to people not only through traditional media but also through social media. He is sold on changing our mindset from “I am just like this,” to “I believe I can always be better.”
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