Monti's Tips for the Heat
So it is like the 20th day in a row that the temp is near or over 100 degrees. I don't know why but I have a hard time regularity my body temperature so I am often Hot or Cold which lead to irritability and since I don't have a proper Air Conditioner I thought I would share some tips with you on some ways to keep cool in this heat. Now bear in mind I'm not going to mention things like drinking water or staying out of the heat because this seems like common sense. Here is my list of a few things that really work but you might not of thought of.
- Keep your lotion and other like products in the fridge. This is a great tip because everyone has dry skin in the summer and smoothing cold lotion on the skin is really refreshing. Also try using lotion with peppermint or spearmint oil in it.
- Turn your fan into an air conditioner. Just put a gallon jug of water in the freezer over night and once it is frozen place it on stool in front of a circular fan. You can also try putting frozen water jugs inside your swamp cooler if you have easy access to it. I used to do this at our old apartment.
- Take a bath. This is one of my go to moves. Make sure the water is lukewarm rather then cold so you don't shock your system. After you get used to the temperature you can let out some of the water and then add some colder water. During the hottest time of the day you can often find me taking a cool bath playing solitaire or reading a book.
- Make use of cold packs. I have a collection of athletic cold packs that I keep in the freezer. If I need to cool off I place several of these on my bed or couch, cover with a towel and then lie down. This really makes things comfortable especially if you are trying to sleep to beat the midday heat. If you think about it, it is very similar to what animals do in the wild only I would rather not lie in cool dirt.