Birthday Cleanse: 20 days of better eating, sleeping, and gifts for a happier self

It’s not very hip to care about your birthday.

It’s even less cool to want presents.
But it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to.

Instead of taking my year down in flames, I practiced twenty days of self love and self care leading up to tomorrow, my birthday. I bought myself meaningful gifts and focused on a better diet, sleep, exercise, and relationships during my one-woman party.

I experimented with my lifestyle by doing several intensely positive activities to help me see where my happiness comes from. Here’s to more of the good stuff next year!

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Nina Mehta is a writer and product design leader in Brooklyn, New York. She began her design career in journalism and has been writing online for 20+ years. Nina is from outside Chicago has since lived and worked in San Francisco, Berlin, London, and Tokyo. Learn about her work at

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