HOW TO BOOST YOUR EMOTIONAL HEALTH BY PRACTICING EMOTIONAL HYGIENE?

Why is it we take our physical health so much more seriously than we do our emotional health? After all, we sustain common emotional injuries such as failure or rejection just as often as we do physical ones. Yet, while we all know how to cover a scratch with a bandage and put ice on a sprain, we know practically nothing about how to treat emotional injuries. The problem is much like physical injuries do, emotional wounds can become infected when left untreated and get worse over time, thereby seriously impacting our mental health and quality of life.

Fortunately, there are science-based techniques we could use to treat psychological injuries when we sustain them, strategies that soothe emotional pain, prevent them from getting worse, and even build emotional resilience when we use them regularly. We all have medicine kits in our homes we use to administer physical first aid when we need it. It is time we pay attention to our psychological health and build our emotional first aid kits as well. Our lives will be happier, more productive, and more meaningful once we do.