Celebrate the warmth
Switch into sunshine-and-sandals mode with these tips from life coaches Cathy Haffner and Ginny Hutchinson, co-authors of Better Because of You.
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Inhale it up
We all have a summertime scent that transports us. What’s your favorite? Whether it’s just-cut grass or fresh tomatoes and basil, when you happen upon it, stop for a moment and breathe it in.
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Put a small bouquet of fresh flowers in your bathroom
Little natural touches in unexpected places will keep you in a feel-great frame of mind.
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Download a summer mix for your commute
Include only upbeat songs that remind you of the season (like “Fun, Fun, Fun” by the Beach Boys).
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Start a farmers’-market ritual
Visit one near you weekly (every Saturday morning, say), and stock up on the fruit you’ve been missing all winter. Put those berries, peaches, watermelon, or whatever looks super-ripe into your smoothies, add a spa-like sprig of fresh mint, and sip slooowly.