How To Start Your New Year’s AND New Decade Off Right
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How To Start Your New Year’s AND New Decade Off Right

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How To Start Your New Year’s AND New Decade Off Right

So it's finally the end of a seemingly endless year and decade! Wow, we made it. However, there's a lot of baggage that needs to be left behind as we advance to the new year. It's time to make 2020 the year of growth, healing, and success. Here's a few steps you can take to start the year with positive energy.

Purge All Apps You Don't Use On Your Phone And All Unnecessary Pictures 

I had so many unused apps cluttering my phone, and after I deleted them, my conscience eased. Once you are done with your purge, it's of utmost importance to organize all your apps. You can choose to group them together by similarity or color code them for an aesthetically pleasing viewing experience. After that, it's time to move on to the dreaded "Spring Cleaning" of your photos. I would set out a few hours dedicated to traversing the depths of your photos app, and deleting unimportant images/videos that are using up storage on your phone. You can also choose to use albums to further organize your photos by category. There is nothing better than opening up a completely organized phone because, let's be real, you spend a large portion of your day using it.

Purge Your Email and Unsubscribe From Email Lists

If you thought deleting/organizing your apps and photos was laborious, get ready for the real kicker. Unless you've recently spent hours going through your email and sorting through the clutter, it's high time you do. The first thing you should do is go to the end of your inbox and work backwards. Start deleting unread emails by companies up until a month from today. If you no longer want to receive emails from a company, open up an email by them, scroll to the bottom, and click "unsubscribe." This will bring you to a new tab where you can un-check all emailing boxes or check "unsubscribe from all lists" if they have more than one. Seeing the notifications on my email drop to a low number was unbelievably heartwarming, and now my mind is further at ease.

Purge Toxic Friendships

Wow, it's almost as if this list is increasing in difficulty. I cannot stress this enough: if you are currently fighting with a friend over a prolonged period of time or they say things that consistently make you unhappy, drop them. They aren't worth what you have to offer. It's time for new friends in 2020 that will hype you up and support you 100%. Real friends forgive, and they know the friendship is worth more than a petty argument. I encourage you to talk to somebody new or old and make plans with them. You'll know when you find a lifelong friend, and there's nothing better than that feeling of deep-rooted acceptance.

Purge Your Unused Belongings

It's got to go. Whatever came to your mind when first read this title, it's time to say goodbye to it. There are plenty of thrift shops and consignment shops willing to take what is sitting and collecting dust in your house. Also, there are plenty of websites such as eBay, Craigslist, and Bonanza. If you're looking in the app department, there is Decluttr, Mercari, and Letgo. It's never been easier to sell or donate your unwanted items. I highly recommend using the KonMari Method to decide what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of.

With all this purging and organizing, you'll come into 2020 with a positive and de-stressed mindset. Happy New Year!

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