When Fun In The Sun Becomes A Quest To Cool Off
Summer is fast approaching. It’s the time for fun in the sun, and we’re all looking forward to it, right? But, there is a darker side to summer. I know, who would’ve thought it? Sorry to rain on your parade, but it’s worth noting that the summer sun can be difficult to deal with. While none of us would bemoan heat, it can easily get too much during the summer months. This is especially true when you have a house full of kids. They don’t have the coping mechanisms we develop during adulthood. As such, they’ll spend the whole time making your life a misery. That’s why we’re going to look at a few easy steps you can take to keep the whole family cool when the sun’s at full blast.
STOCK YOUR HOUSE
First, ensure your house is equipped. The easiest solution for relieving heat is one that you already have; windows. Get into the habit of checking the forecast the night before. If it’s going to be hot, open all possible windows when you wake up. It’s amazing how much of a difference a light breeze through your home can make. Of course, that won’t be enough on real scorchers. It’s also worth stocking up on an air conditioning system if you don’t have one already. This will come as a huge relief when you need it most. It might also pay to invest in some fans. Stash these around the house so that you have cool points throughout. Much like with the windows, you can turn these on in the mornings of hot days. Your home will be a cool place in no time.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
It’s also worth turning your attention to what you’re eating and drinking on those hot days. It should go without saying that you need to stock up on ice pops and ice creams all summer round. This is a sure way to keep the kids happy. And, it might be worth filling a bottle with juice or water and sticking that in the freezer too. Take it out half an hour or so before you need it and enjoy an ice cold drink. Plus, scientists state drinking hot drinks could cool us down when we’re suffering. The heat causes us to sweat more, which in turn should cool us down. It may seem strange, but it’s worth trying anything.
PLAN YOUR DAY AROUND THE SUN
Despite the fact that we look forward to the summer, it can be hard to enjoy activities in the sun when you’re boiling. Excessive heat makes us feel lethargic and low on energy. So, in the hottest parts of summer, you might want to plan your day around the sun. If a significant amount of heat comes into the living room, for example, why not move to a back room during the hottest hours? And, avoid making plans for the middle of the day if possible. That’s sure to be the hottest time!