Self-Care Challenge (Day 257): Getting New Socks

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How many times have you sifted through your overflowing sock drawer, only to find not a single match?

(Okay, I’m glad I’m not the only one.)

While I’ve gotten pretty good at organizing my closet and the majority of my other dresser drawers, my sock drawer is out of control. There are light and heavy wool socks, trouser socks, cotton socks, hose, boot socks, and tights. And when I opened it yesterday, it looked like there was an outright maylay going on in there.


It seems that no matter how many times I reorganize it, it falls right back into a state of chaos in a matter of minutes. As a result, I find myself reorganizing it constantly. In a way I guess this exercise in self-care does at least give me a chance to conduct a periodic sock audit. And this time around I noticed some of my socks were in pretty bad shape.

Clearly, it was time to restock.

Socks come in all shapes and sizes, and choosing the right kind depends on your personal preferences, lifestyle, and health status.

Functionally, socks serve to keep our feet dry in warm weather and warm in cold weather. But socks are also used for medical reasons.  

JOBST stockings and TED hose are often used in health care settings when swelling (edema) or clotting (embolism) is a concern. Compression stockings are also sometimes used by athletes who are looking to speed recovery times after strenuous activity. While these specialty stockings aren’t necessarily helpful for everyone, they can be vital for managing certain conditions.

For most of us, though, socks are a simple comfort. I mean, who doesn’t love a soft, plush new pair of socks, right?

Once again this proves that self-care doesn’t have to be complicated or lavish. It’s the little things that sometimes make the biggest difference.

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