Everyone would believe that the countryside would be quite cool in the summer. Yes, there are a lot of trees. And yes, you are breathing in the fresh air. But let me tell you something… There are dog days of summer also in the countryside. There are days when not even the breeze from the trees can hold back the stinging heat from the sun.
With every problem, there is always a solution. So how are you going to survive the dog days of summer? What I need you to do, is just sit back, relax, take your time and read the ideas I will be sharing with you.
Put A Fan In Every Room
You may have air conditioner in your house, but think of the amount of electricity it is going to use up. A better idea is to put a fan into every room, as fans don’t burn as much electricity as the air conditioner.
Spend Time Outdoors
Spend a lot of time outdoors as much as possible. If you are fortunate to have lakes or rivers nearby, try to take long swims to get your body temperature down.
If you do not want to go swimming, just spread a towel in the shade on a riverbank or lakeside, and take in some of the cool breeze.
In the days, even though you may have fans in the house, try to spend as much time outdoors. Big trees give off a lot of shade, so spend some positive time outside. You could do some knitting, reading or just relax and enjoy the goodness of nature.
Quench Your Thirst & Stay Hydrated
What about a long drink of cool lemonade. Each morning, mix a pitcher of lemonade and put it in the refrigerator. This drink is a lifesaver during the hot summer days.
Don’t forget your water. It is very easy to get dehydrated during the summer. Have at 4- 8 glasses of water per day, to prevent dehydration.
Dress To Match The Heat
Whenever you are outdoors, always wear a wide-brimmed hat to keep the sun out of your face.
Wear loose clothing as much as possible. Your body is raging from the heat, so if you wear tight clothing, there is no space for air to pass through and cool down your body.
Remember that you can also open doors and windows so that the fresh air can pass through the house during the days.
Surviving the dog days of summer in the countryside can be a real challenge. But there are always simple ways in which you can beat the heat, and enjoy the summer.