1. The Unfriend Cleanse
Just go ahead and unfriend all the people who don’t make you feel good about yourself — like former friends or co-workers who you basically just hate-stalk. Everyone you follow should contribute to your life in a positive way, whether it’s accounts that keep you updated on news, inspire you to reach your goals, or help you network, or just friends and family you want to keep in touch with.
2. The IRL Unfriend Cleanse
Most people deserve a second chance, but if someone repeatedly breaks their promises, lets you down, or just outright mistreats you, it may be time to cut the tie. It will be uncomfortable and difficult at first, but down the road your mental health will thank you. Here’s exactly how to break up with a friend like an adult.
3. The Inbox Cleanse
Take this 5-day Inbox Cleanse so that life is 100% easier and email is no longer a huge source of your stress. “Email is one of the biggest productivity suckers in the world,” Barbara Hemphill previously told BuzzFeed Life. “The average amount of emails in an inbox is 3,000. People get so overwhelmed by email that they want to avoid it.”
5. The Single Sock Cleanse
Some people like wearing mismatched socks, and hey, that’s your prerogative. But if you spend half of every morning searching for a pair of matching socks before you walk out the door, it’s time to collect all of your lonely singles and donate them or make them into rags you can use for cleaning.
7. The I-Took-Too-Many-Selfies Cleanse
Nothing shameful about snapping a few selfies on days when you’re feeling yourself. But…your camera roll doesn’t need that many photos of you in the same outfit, on the same day, making the same face. Storage space is limited, people.
8. The OMG-We-Have-to-Get-Drinks-Soon Cleanse
Awkward situations may call for desperate measures, but it’s time to stop saying things you know you don’t mean — whether it’s telling old acquaintances you really want to meet up, agreeing to go to that party you absolutely know you’re not attending, or telling that poor person who’s asked you out a million times that you totally will when you’re not swamped at work.
9. The WTF-Are-All-These-Papers Cleanse
Go through all of your personal spaces — work desk, house, car, etc. — collect all the loose papers you have lying around, and either file them or throw them away.
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10. The Ex Cleanse
Do it. Delete all your exes’ numbers from your phone and actually throw away all that shit they left at your place that you’ve been keeping around for no good reason. It’ll probably be painful, especially if the breakup is fresh, but holding on to their number/T-shirt/toothbrush isn’t going to help you out in 2016.
16. The Negativity Cleanse
You are probably your harshest critic. And most times, the only thing holding you back from getting to where you want to be is yourself. Take some time to recognize all your self-deprecating negative thoughts and write them down. Then come up with something positive that you can use to counteract each thought when you’re struggling.
17. The Bad Blood Cleanse
Forgive and make peace with those grudges you’ve been holding against others and yourself. Understand that everyone (including you) makes mistakes, and move on. Yeah, that’s easier said than done, but who really wants to bring all that garbage into 2016?
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