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Cognitive Emotional Fitness – What is it?

by | Oct 2, 2022 | Mental Health | 0 comments


Cognitive emotional fitness is the latest buzzword in mental health. It’s a new way of understanding how our emotions work, which focuses on strengthening our brain muscles (or re-framing our emotions) so that we can choose how to feel or think. In this article, I’ll explain what cognitive emotional fitness is, how it works and why you need to practice it.

What is Cognitive Emotional Fitness?

Cognitive Emotional Fitness (CEF) helps us understand why we feel the way we do, by looking at our expectations about ourselves, other people, and life in general. It helps us learn how our emotions work so that we can change them if necessary.

Cognitive Emotional Fitness is not about controlling or repressing your emotions; it’s about being aware of them so that you can take action in line with what you want most for yourself in life.

How does cognitive emotional fitness work?

In the same way that your muscles need to be exercised for you to perform better, your brain needs to be trained. It can help you do things like make better decisions, think clearer, and feel more content.

Cognitive emotional fitness is a set of tools that we have designed so you can train your brain in specific ways. We’ve created five fitness plans based on the latest neuroscience research and decades of experience using these techniques with our clients:

  • The 5-Minute Daily Boost Plan will get you started quickly with simple yet effective exercises that take just minutes each day but will make an immediate impact on how much energy and joy you bring into every area of life
  • The 10-Minute Balance Plan will help balance out any unhealthy habits or unrelenting busyness in your life by teaching one new skill at a time, over ten weeks (and then moving on)
  • The 30-Day Calm Plan is perfect if there are things going on in life right now that are causing stress or anxiety; this plan provides tools to deal with whatever situation may arise while also working on improving overall mental health and emotional resilience
  • The 90-Day Beating Binge Eating Program combines both traditional CBT techniques as well as some newer methods from cognitive behavioral therapy 2.0 (CBT2) research studies showing promising results for people struggling with obesity

Strengthening our brain muscles and re-framing our emotions.

Emotions are part of our lives and we cannot switch them off. However, we can change the way we experience them by learning how to be more aware and in control of our emotions. This is where CEF comes in because it teaches us how to re-frame our thinking which then changes the way we feel.

The first step is recognizing any negative thoughts that are causing you stress or anxiety and replacing these with positive ones instead. The second step is practicing mindfulness so that you can take a step back from your emotions so that they don’t overwhelm you as much (or at all). And finally, repeating these steps regularly until they become a habit over time!

Why do I need to practice Cognitive Emotional Fitness?

You should practice Cognitive Emotional Fitness because it helps you to understand how your emotions work, as well as how to regulate them. It is a method that will help you become more aware of the role that your thoughts play in amplifying or reducing emotional states.

By becoming more aware of the connection between thought and emotion, you can better identify when certain thoughts might be triggering an unwanted reaction. This will enable you to develop more effective strategies for dealing with these situations.

Neuroplasticity and cognitive-emotional fitness

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to change in response to experience. CEF is a way of strengthening our brain’s muscles and re-framing our emotions. The more we practice this, the stronger our emotional fitness gets.

The brain is a muscle that needs to be exercised regularly in order to stay healthy!

CEF is a way of strengthening the brain’s muscles and re-framing our emotions. The more we practice this, the stronger our emotional fitness gets.

What are the main principles behind cognitive emotional fitness?

Cognitive Emotional Fitness is a new way of understanding how your emotions work. It’s also a way to strengthen your mind and heart. It can even help you grow mental muscles!

Cognitive Emotional Fitness helps you understand the links between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors: if we change one of these elements in our lives, it will often lead to changes in the other two areas too. When this happens, it helps us live happier, healthier lives with more satisfying relationships with others – which makes us feel good about ourselves too!

How can I strengthen my cognitive emotional fitness?

The most important thing to remember is that cognitive emotional fitness is a life-long practice. There are many ways to practice it, but it’s up to you to decide how much time you want and need to devote each day. Some people might prefer five minutes at the start of every new day, while others will dedicate hours of their weeknights or weekends. But whatever your approach may be, there are certain essential ingredients for success:

  • Focus on one thing at a time
  • Be mindful of your thoughts and feelings (even if they’re negative)
  • Keep things in perspective–there’s always room for improvement


If you want to build a strong mind and heart, the first step is to learn more about how your emotions work. You can do this by taking the quiz at the end of this article and learning more about your current emotional intelligence. Then, start practicing cognitive-emotional fitness by strengthening your brain muscles with new activities that help you re-frame negative experiences in a positive way!

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