How to Survive the Summer


First off, I know that I’ve been MIA for a while and that my whole Blogmas idea didn’t exactly go as planned. I have one post. One. 

But hey, I didn’t really expect things to go differently, because of all the times I’ve tried doing monthly bookstagram challenges and failed miserably. So I’m giving up on that and just doing what I do best.

Currently, that is dying. I live in the southern hemisphere and that means summertime. I’m glad I have five weeks of holidays or I’d be dying and doing homework at the same time!

On that note, here are my well-used tips on how to survive the heat, aka how not to melt completely, when you don’t have that handy beach in your neighbourhood!

1. Water (being healthy, ugh)

I think this is the most obvious one, and therefore come first in my list. Cool-drinks, like Coke or Fanta, can taste great, but they don’t keep you very hydrated. Therefore I like water more because it stops my headaches.
Of course, water can taste very bland and get boring quickly. So, I put lemon, cucumber, strawberries and many other fruits in my water. This way it tastes better.

2. Shade

Sun is the absolute enemy during summer! So keep your distance. If there is a nice breeze outside, find a tree to sit under. Otherwise stay inside, where it is cooler. Sometimes, when the weather is really nasty, I’ll go into the bathroom because the tiles make it wonderfully cool and bearable. And yes, I know that’s weird. A girl’s gotta do what she has to do.

3. No Movement (as if you usually move)

The more you move, the hotter you get, the more your blood pumps. So get yourself a good long book, a long movie or TV series and be a couch potato. Gather up all the supplies you need, like food, your phone and lots to drink. Stay there for as long as you can.

4. Swimming

If you are bored out of your mind and you really want to move, go and swim. Even if you don’t have a pool, you may have a community pool near you or a friend who has one. Go and use whatever is at your disposal. It will keep you cool and also let you have fun in the sun.

5. No clothes

Okay, I’m not saying ditch them altogether, but obviously don’t wear jerseys and long pants. Just get comfortable. No one cares how you look in the summertime, they’ll just be shocked that you’ve survived!

So those were my pretty obvious tips on surviving the summer heat, and though I know I didn’t come up with any revolutionary ideas on heat-survival, I had fun making this post

Do you have anymore ideas to add to this list? Leave anything I’ve missed in the comments below!

To survival,

JustMeJuls xx

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