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How to spring clean your mind

By Tara Parker-Pope

07 Apr 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

For those who failed to keep their New Year’s resolutions, there’s still hope. Research suggests that spring may actually be the best time to build new habits. The Post has tips on where to start.

Thinking about spring cleaning? The best place to start isn't the kitchen, garage or closets. This year, try starting with your mind.

By April, most people have all but forgotten the New Year's resolutions they made four months ago, and many have fallen back into old habits that get in the way of better health and happiness.

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