The first toothbrush was formally patented in 1857 & now our dental hygiene is an enormous focus, whether it be TV ads, new brands of toothpaste or whitening our teeth. The outcomes of poor dental hygiene are: toothaches, cavities, discoloured teeth & poor breath. This has been hugely effective & our teeth are in much better shape.
Are we similarly committed to our Emotional Hygiene?
Today’s statistics on suicide rates, depression, anxiety, self-harm etc would suggest that this area of keeping our emotional health under control is not well-developed & far too many of us have a deflated view of ourselves.
So HOW can we address this all important area of emotional hygiene?