I don’t know about the rest of the U.S., but August has been a scorcher in New England this year! These lazy, hazy days of summer are making me think of every possible way to beat the heat!
Sometimes, when the thermometer reaches 100 degrees I find myself vegging out in my air conditioned home all day avoiding the heat and humidity. Frankly, it makes me a bit stir crazy when I can’t find the energy to go outside!
I’ve been thinking of every possible activity that gets me out of the house on hot days while not falling into a bout of heat stroke! So far, these are my favorites!
1. Putting my beach chair directly into the ocean and reading a great book! Dipping my feet and ankles into the water instantly cools my whole body down and the sea breeze keeps me cool on hot days! Check out what I’ve been reading this year over in my 101 in 1001 list. (Hint: the list is #4 on the list!)
2. Grab a cold cocktail under an umbrella of an outdoor patio! I love being outside as much as possible but without a refreshing beverage in hand, it can be unbearable! Grabbing cocktails with friends on a hot summer day is always something I can muster up energy for!
3. Hit up an outdoor mall! There aren’t many around me, but if I can plan ahead and make the trip to the outlet mall on a hot summer day, I most certainly will! As previously mentioned I love being outside, but I’ll definitely take the opportunity to duck into an air conditioned store if it means new clothes!
What are some of your favorite ways to beat the heat during the summer?