You may have heard the term, “spring cleaning.” Well, it’s that time of year, time for some spring cleaning! I’m not referring to your car, dorm room or your house; I mean it’s time to spring clean your thoughts. Sometimes we get ourselves into the habit of thinking negative thoughts. Whether those are thoughts of entitlement, inadequacy, or discontent—all of these thoughts have a negative impact on not only your academic performance, but can diffuse in to all areas of your life. Those negative thoughts can become words, words can become actions, and actions can then become a way of life/habits. Habits, though familiar can be damaging, even toxic. I challenge you to clean up the old way of thinking this spring, and start thinking positive thoughts. Time for some reassessment, rearrangement, in the same way that you clean and declutter your room. You can’t control what happens in your life but you can control how you react, and sometimes responding with a positive attitude can change the entire situation. We know misery loves company but it’s time to change that this semester and make it the best semester yet, starting with your thoughts.