73% of People Report Needing to Improve Mental Health & Well-Being – Interview
It’s been a doozy of a year, and many people aren’t fairing well. A recent survey done by Woke Hero shows just how out of touch and unwell we’ve become.
Woke Hero learned:
- 73% of respondents said they need to find ways to improve their mental health and overall well-being.
- 65% of those surveyed feel overwhelmed and don’t know what to do to feel better.
- 55% feel they are not living their purpose or realizing their full potential.
Dixit says, “Modern life has so many stressors and pain points that it’s difficult for people to know how to navigate through and get to where they want to be. When career, relationships or finances don’t go how you want or expect, it leads to problems that affect all areas of life and diminish mind body wellbeing. This is why I created Woke Hero, to give back and help people cultivate wellbeing in all areas of life.”
Recently, Avantika Dixit, was available to answer some interview questions for Michigan Mama News to share more about this recent survey:
Cynthia: Tell us more about this mental health and wellbeing survey by Woke Hero!
AD: Woke Hero is an authority for future forward trends and solutions in the area of wellness, relationships, income and happiness. As the world crosses its 1 year anniversary of the pandemic and lockdown, we recently performed a data study surveying 600 people across the Americas on their sentiments about these areas in 2021. We learned many valuable insights and were not surprised to see that 84% of the people felt that mind-body wellbeing is very important to them and 71% reported needing improvement interventions in these areas.
Cynthia: What are some of the main takeaways that were brought to your attention in this survey?
AD: It points to the most relevant, burning wellness concern of these times – Mental Health disruption. 60% of the people reported feeling overwhelmed in life and not sure what to do. The collective state of being is definitely representative of a Global Existential Crisis. The takeaway is that the number 1 secret sauce of wellness in this millennium is Disruption management.
Cynthia: Where there any surprises along the way?
AD: Was it surprising to see the huge number of people with massive unhealed mental health and wellbeing concerns? Not really. These are unprecedentedly challenging circumstances. But it was pleasantly surprising to see that up to 41% of the people have recently adopted a consistent daily meditation practice. Just 5 years ago, this number would have been far lower. It shows the intuitive natural leaning towards holistic wellbeing practices. The XYZ millennial generations are forerunners in this rise.
Cynthia: How can readers navigate healthier wellbeing?
AD: It’s key to note that wellbeing is multi-dimensional and one should pursue health in every sense of the word – spiritual, physical, emotional, relational, and financial. If there are only 3 things you could start with today, I’d advise:
1. A regular meditation or contemplative practice for greater resilience to disruption, resetting the wellness hormones, and activating the highest degree of neocortex stimulation and synaptogenesis possible. In other words, greater happiness, greater calm, greater smarts.
2. An 80% plant-forward, whole-food diet to reset the 10 key genes that determine 80% of the vitality bias
3. 2 days of strength and 2 days of cardiovascular activity each week to maintain and preserve all the top brain-body-heart-spirit youthfulness markers. Besides did you know that its clinically proven in hundreds of meta-studies that 30 minutes of exercise has the same impact on combatting depression for up to 72 hours as the most powerful antidepressant?
Woke Hero has a fabulous series called Hero Wellness. The first program in the series is Disruption Clinic where you are going to find everything you need to bulletproof and heal from mental health disruption and emerge as a mental health warrior. The second program is Wellness Pod with systems, hacks, rituals to unlock the key to vitality, longevity, and bulletproof against millennial epidemics. The final program is STAY to heal from any self-harm thoughts. Those who sweat more in the training ground bleed less in the battleground. Just remember, you are a hero, and the planet needs you to be in the prime of your energy, vitality, and wellness. Take good care of yourself!
Cynthia: Tell us about your recent study by Woke Hero on career and finance!
AD: Woke Hero is an authority for future-forward trends and solutions in the area of wellness, relationships, income, and happiness. As the world crosses its 1 year anniversary of the pandemic and lockdown, we recently performed a data study surveying 600 people across the Americas on their sentiments about these areas in 2021. We learned many valuable insights and were not surprised to see that more than half the people felt they were not living their purpose or full potential in life.
Cynthia: How has the pandemic changed current career status and financial goals?
AD: The pandemic has brought people face to face with their vulnerability to job loss and health loss risks. On the one hand this has activated a heightened survival mode, but on the other hand this has also helped people take a step back and objectively reevaluate their priorities. The rat race has traditionally been all about the hustle and competitive success, so it was really heartening to discover in these grim times, the vast majority of people who reported high levels of human trust with colleagues and supervisors, and gratitude for where they were in their careers. instead of chasing short sighted career goals like promotions and bonuses, more than half the people reported purpose and potential actualization career goals
Cynthia: Were you surprised by the status and or goals?
AD: I had a hypothesis before the survey that this pandemic precedes a global existential quest for Ikigai (purpose of life), which is why we have a fabulous Woke Hero series called Hero Income, Impact, and Ikigai. The first program in the series is GAP where you tap into the planetary ascension portal to supersize your sphere of influence and power. The second program is Hero Ikigai where you arrive at that magical sweet spot where your joy, purpose, income, and expertise all line up in synchronicity. Finally, there is Leela, the dance of mixed reality, where one navigates how to thrive as a cosmic being in a material world. The survey results point to the proving of the woke hero hypothesis 🙂
Cynthia: Do you think this is just a pandemic thing…or are we heading in this continuous direction?
AD: The pandemic has been an unprecedented event in living history. On the contrary, I believe where we are now is a massive opportunity disguised as a massive challenge to reset at levels much higher than before the pandemic. We have been disrupted by the pandemic, however, there has also been a greater universal appreciation of our mortality, the finite time we have to pursue meaningful outcomes in our lives, and to really introspect on priorities and needs mindfully. From my vantage point, I believe the pandemic is a short-term pause in a bubble on its own. However, there will be two distinct continuous directions emerging out from this once this pause bubble bursts. The first will return to the old way of business and career and financial models. The second will be a critical mass of reinvention of a higher economy that supports greater work-life balance, autonomy, and financial freedom I believe the universe is self-seeking of balance. We have been disrupted by the pandemic, however, there has also been a greater universal appreciation of our mortality, the finite time we have to pursue meaningful outcomes in our lives, and to really introspect on priorities and needs mindfully.
Cynthia: Where can readers go for more information to learn more and also about this particular survey?
AD: Readers can sign up for the Hero Wellness series on wokehero.com and also join our wellness discussion boards for free this Spring at wokehero.com