As summer approaches, it is time for a total wardrobe change. Spring can still bring chilly weather, which necessitated keeping your winter items around a little bit longer. Instead of anticipating the return of winter, organize your home and your life to make the most out of the sunshine and enjoy every minute of summer. The changing of the seasons are a perfect practice for acceptance and adapting. We cannot control the weather, but we can take actions to prepare ourselves to cope with the change and make the most out of it.

Organizing is an important practice for self-care in recovery. Feeling too disheveled, unorganized, and unsettled can become overwhelming and triggering. Organization of the home inspires organization of the mind. Instead of facing total shut down because of a mess, keeping the home well organized supports creating flow and reduced stress in recovery.

Store Winter Clothes Together

Swap out your thick winter scarves to keep in the heat for light and airy scarves to keep the heat off your skin. Under the bed storage is a great way to keep all of your winter clothes together and easy to access in the event of a chilly night or a trip to the other side of the world where it is winter during summer. Once the seasons start to change back, you won’t have to go searching for the various places you stuffed your winter clothes. Simply take out your winter wardrobe and pack your summer wardrobe away until the next changing of the seasons.

Keep Your Summer Essentials Easy To Locate

Summer is full of fun activities which take you out of the house and into the sunshine. Skin protection is an important part of self-care, which means you need to be able to locate your hats, sunglasses, and sunscreens in a moment’s notice. All the summertime heat is good inspiration for meeting your daily requirement of hydration. Drinking half your body weight in fluid ounces is recommended for optimum hydration. Try putting a large basket near your door where you drop all of your summertime essentials and pick them back up when it’s time for adventure.

 

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