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“Cleanses” to help you start 2016 right

New Years resolutions are sometimes hard to keep. Instead of a resolution this year try out these 10 “cleanses” that will help you start off 2016 right!

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 coworkers that 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, help you network, or just friends and family you want to keep in touch with.

2: 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. The average amount of emails in an inbox is 3,000. People get so overwhelmed by email that they want to avoid it.

3: The “What is even in this bag” cleanse:

Empty out your purse, gym bag, makeup bag, whatever, and toss all those year-old receipts, nasty gum wrappers, half-eaten energy bars, and broken eye shadow palettes you’re never going to need again.

4: 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.

5: The “OMG we should hang out 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.

6: The “ex” cleanse:

Do it. Delete all your of exes’ numbers from your phone and actually throw away all that stuff 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.

7: The “Closet” cleanse:

Dig deep into the black hole and get rid of all the crap you know you aren’t going to wear any more. Sell them, donate them, or offer them up to friends and family.

8: The “yes I know my storage is almost full” cleanse:

Clear some space by deleting all those memos, photos, or apps that you don’t use or need anymore. Oh look, now you can actually download that update from 15 months ago!

9: 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 of 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.

10: 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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