Mental hygiene is a term that has gained steam in recent years. Mental hygiene is the proactive practice of preserving and protecting your mental health. Think of the 3 Ps Proactive, Preserve and Protect. It is just as important as practicing good physical hygiene.
Mindfulness exercises can assist with the wandering mind. When the mind wanders too far in the future, it may feel anxious and if too far in the past, it may feel depressed. One is not real and the other is fixed and cannot be manipulated. If you find you are not present, take a moment to try an exercise to reground yourself to the present.
Happy 2019! The new year serves as a reboot for many. It is important to reset throughout the year but this is a great time to set the tone for those resets. Many people use vision boards and even host parties to create the vision for the year. However, if that is not something that resonates with you, do not feel like you have to create one in order to set the vision for your year. Here are a few additional ways to set intentions and tone for your year.