To have a mentally healthy day, we are wise if we ‘sculpt’ our time, consciously managing our activities.
We humans have a strong habit-forming side. But we also seek novelty and adventure. We need both.
We can become self-balancing beings, moderating the extremes that make us suffer, and enjoying better mental health.
Even the heart has a resting rate and an active rate. Our bodies are not designed to be on the go all the time. We need to learn a more natural flow.
We all need “me time” to restore ourselves. If our job or family is unsympathetic to this, we may need to signpost our needs.
Perfectionism can be an advantage, but it needs managing to ensure mental health.