Wouldn’t it be nice to start the New Year with a fresh mind? Scientific America details “8 Ways to Forget Your Troubles” on its blog Streams of Consciousness. “Forgetting is essential to our ability to think, to remember what is important to us, and to remain calm and happy,” writes author Ingrid Wickelgren. She calls her tips for forgetting “oublionics.” Select your go-to method for forgetting from the list below, and check out the article on Scientific America. Got a tip of your own? Share it in the comments section.