Friends, it’s hot where I live. Not as hot as the Pacific Northwest. But unseasonably hot for this time of year where I live. As in, we’ve already had 2 official heatwaves and today is the first of July. I’m not really complaining because, as you probably know, I’m a summer girl. But even I don’t love this extreme heat. Today I’m sharing 3 ideas for beating the heat after work . . .
- Get yourself an inflatable pool. Of course, this is just for those of us who don’t already have beautiful, inground pools. Seriously, though, inflatable pools have come a long way. You can get one big enough to actually float in, even if you are a grown up! And sitting down in that pool with a cold beer after work does wonders. Trust me.
- Don’t plan on doing chores or anything strenuous when you get home from work. If you’re going to exercise, do it early. If you’ve got errands to run or weeding to do (don’t even ask me about the weed situation we came home to last Saturday . . . it made me want to weep) or anything that involves physical exertion, do it before work. You aren’t going to want to do much of anything after work because the heat just saps all the energy right out of you. Give yourself permission to huddle inside, reading a book or knitting or doing some other passive thing. Preferably close to the AC or a fan.
- Take your mind off the heat by watching a movie that’s set in the winter. Dr. Zhivago comes to mind. But there’s also Christmas in July over on Hallmark and plenty of other cold weather movies (or books or shows to stream) to help you forget the current situation. I’m not saying watching The Shining will have you drinking hot chocolate (stick with beer) but it might just trick you into thinking it’s cooler.
Those are my top 3 ideas for cooling down this July. They’re relatively obvious but that doesn’t mean they won’t inspire you to try them out.
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