- Dress minimally, I don't own shorts but I own lounge clothes so that is what I wear, they keep me cooler.
- Don't turn off the AC, it uses a lot more energy trying to get a warm room cool then keeping a cool room cool. I don't think its been off since June 2nd when we got back from Alabama
- Tie my hair on top of my head. My hair is down past my butt at this point, it is hot, it is heavy it is flyaway. I want to cut it BUT>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> so I keep it secured up on my head unless I am going out then I use a kerchief.
- Drink cold liquids, I still have a hot cup of rooibos every night but during the day it is water or unsweetened iced tea.
- Eat cooling foods, a lot of people include hot peppers in this (they make you sweat, sweat cools you) but I truly don't like them. I just can not embrace the spicier the better craze that is sweeping this nation and the food scene. It adds no enjoyment to food for me at all. We eat a lot of salads, and sandwiches with this weather.
- Keep the blinds down, I would love to let the sun in, but let the sun in let the heat in, I remember the days of awnings and wish places still used them regularly, then I could see outside once in while
- Avoid being outdoors for long periods of time. Since my son has my car I only leave if Tom is home but his van is not air conditioned so even that isn't always a great plan,
- Eat ice cream. I do have to admit our ice cream consumption is up a bit this year we like plain old Breyer's all natural vanilla with fruit
- Save big out door projects for autumn, no sense getting dehydrated when the project can wait.
- Remember to offer people coming and going water and cooling clothes if needed. A cool wash cloth on the neck goes a long way to making someone comfortable.
How do you stay cool?