Join us as we participate in The Royal Mental Hygiene Challenge! Take 10 minutes every day throughout the month of March and engage in simple, research-based activities to boost your mental health. These 10 minutes can be done all at once, or broken up into shorter intervals - it's up to you. Let’s boost our wellness by building healthy mental hygiene habits!
What is mental hygiene?
Mental hygiene refers to simple practices you can do every day to support your mental health. It’s a form of preventive maintenance that can be likened to other hygienic practices, such as brushing your teeth, showering routinely, and regularly taking part in physical activity. Through the plasticity of the brain, mental training activities can foster healthy cognitive patterns that are conducive to wellbeing. As such, mental health experts recommend spending at least 10 minutes a day on mental hygiene practices such as focused deep breathing, mindfulness exercises, and journaling. To read more about mental hygiene, click here.
All registrants will receive:
- a list of mental hygiene practices that are easy to do (and recommended by mental health experts at The Royal!)
- a free calendar to track progress, available in printable and digital formats
- links to helpful resources and how-to videos
- an invitation to a virtual launch event on February 28
Registrants who complete the challenge are eligible to win some great prizes from locally-owned businesses, too.
Date and time
March 1, 2022 to March 31, 2022
There is no cost to participate. Register now!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Michaela Berniquez at Michaela.Berniquez@theroyal.ca