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A 7-Step Guide on How To Spring Clean Your Life

While school's out and the days stretch ahead of you like blank canvases, why not take the time to get rid of some physical, mental, and emotional clutter? Here's how.
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  1. Clean up your beliefs about yourself.

It's about time you turn that negative image you have of yourself into a positive one. You're the perfect mix of beauty and talent, no matter how you look and feel, and there's no one else in the world who can do you. Stop being your own worst critic and start being your own biggest fan!

  1. Be more conscious of what you share on social media.

Rethink what you post online on a regular basis: Are you always complaining? Do you make passive-aggressive comments? Is what you're sharing helping or harming others? Maybe you can be more positive online (as well as offline) and spread good vibes instead of being so nega.

  1. Start shaking off some bad habits.

Whether it's biting our nails, procrastinating, or never showing up on time, we all have bad or unhealthy habits we can do without. Think of one or two that you want to break and start taking small, manageable steps toward that goal. If you're always late, aim to be on time for just one appointment this week. Pick one, commit to being on time for it, and when it comes around, leave the house earlier. Next week, be on time for two events, and so on. Plus, you can totally feel smug when you show up on the dot and see your friends' surprised faces!

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  1. Literally do some cleaning around the house.

Now that you have more time on your hands, how about giving your bedroom some (probably long-overdue) TLC? Tidying up may be a chore, but having a cleaner, brighter space will make you feel much better afterwards.

  1. Get rid of stuff you no longer use or need.

While you're cleaning your room, clear your closets of stuff you don't use anymore—and we don't mean move them under the bed or into the attic, but actually dispose of them. You can donate them to charity or hold a garage sale.

  1. Filter the company you keep.

There are people you can't evict from your life, like that terror teacher and that internship supervisor who barks orders at you all day. You have to endure their company, but you don't have to hang out with so-called friends who nitpick all your life choices or think everything is about them. Life is short—don't spend it in bad company! Spend it with buddies you genuinely enjoy being around, and make more time for people who also make more time for you.

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  1. Spend your time more wisely.

Sure, this can mean being less lazy and more productive. But more importantly, spend more time doing things you love and enjoy. Make it a point to do at least one thing a day that genuinely excites you, even if it's as simple as walking your dog.

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Micah is a freelance writer who loves to travel, take naps, hoard postcards, and send snail mail. Now she designs her own postcards for her stationery shop, Eden Street. She loves Star Wars and Star Trek equally, and Eleven is her Doctor.
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