How’s Your Emotional Hygiene?

Have you ever stopped to consider that many people spend more time taking care of their physical health than their psychological health? Ignoring psychological injuries (failure, rejection, loneliness) can worsen just as much as ignoring a recurring migraine or strained muscle.

In his TED Talk, “Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid,” psychologist Guy Winch reminds us of the importance of closing the gap between our physical and psychological health to optimize our overall well-being.

Take a listen and consider what changes you can start making today. It’s time to change some habits and prioritize your emotional hygiene.

Written By: Michelle Rathburn, LAMFT