If the summer is getting just way too hot to bear, don’t bare it all yet – here are some of my tips on how to plan right to tackle that heat, and enjoy yourself at the same time.
1. Pack drinks before you go out: Staying hydrated is key. Bring some bottled water or other drinks with before you leave the house. By bringing drinks from home, you won’t need to buy any over-priced drinks at your destination and show off a cute colorful water bottle at the same time.
2. Avoid the hottest part of the day: It’s typically the hottest outside between 1pm-4pm. By avoiding being outside around these times, you won’t have to suffer through the most intense heat. If you need to be outside during this time, make sure to cover up with a hat, sunglasses, sunblock and lightweight, light-colored clothing.
3. Keep your hair short or pulled back: Men and women with longer hair can feel hotter in the summer heat. If your hair is long, go out on a limb and try a rebellious new hairstyle like a pixie cut or a bob, or pull it back and off your neck in a ponytail or bun. If a haircut is out of the question, packages of hair ties are less than $5.
4. Visit a water park: Although on the expensive side to visit, it will be entertaining for an entire day. Most waterparks charge less than $50 per person, and between all the great water rides, lazy river, and pools, waterparks are a great escape from your average daily routine while keeping cool.
5. Swimming at a friend’s pool: If you have a friend that has a pool, go swimming at their house! Pack a picnic for some snacks and drinks for the day and enjoying floating around or playing water volleyball with a group of friends.
6. Sleep with a fan, thinner blanket and less clothes: Now it’s time to go to bed, but just because the sun goes down, doesn’t mean the temperature necessarily does. Try a standing or ceiling fan, which are usually under $40. Invest in a thinner blanket for the summer, as well as some thinner pajamas – boxers and tank tops will do wonders.