Spring Clean Your Love Life
Girls' Life magazine|April/May 2021
The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the flowers are blooming—spring is here once again. But if the gray days of winter have let your love life a little, well, worse for wear, it might be time to break out the metaphorical mop and broom. Here’s how to make your heart sparkle in five easy steps...

DECLUTTER YOUR MIND

For the past few months, your emotions have been piling up like the laundry you’ve been ignoring. Maybe you’ve been crushing on that one cutie for ages, yet they haven’t even blinked in your direction. Or maybe you’re still texting with your ex, even though you two broke up forever ago. Try to identify the emotional dust bunnies that have been rolling around in your head for too long…then whisk ’em away.

CLEAN SWEEP: Grab your journal or open up the Notes app on your phone and jot down the good and the bad about your current situation. What still makes you happy? What actually causes you more stress than joy (ahem, texting past midnight all week long)? Once you’ve got pros and cons boldly listed in black and white, it’ll be easier to do something about them.

ASSESS WHAT TO KEEP AND WHAT TO LET GO

The key to any real room cleanup is sorting your stuff into piles so you end up surrounded only by things that work for you *and* bring you joy. So get ready to bag up whatever is bringing you down. Yep, that S.O. of yours is cuter than Harry Styles...but what’s not so hot? The way they “forget” to tell you they had plans with their friends when they ghost on your track meet. You two have already discussed their, ahem, forgetfulness (or whatever the issue is) and they haven’t changed their ways? We hate to be the one to break it to you, but they probably won’t evolve.

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