Higher temperature brings serious health risks, including heatstroke, cramps, and exhaustion. So it’s essential to make sure that you’re aware of common warning signs like goosebumps during the heat, dizziness, and a weak, rapid pulse. You should also prioritise conserving your physical energy, staying hydrated, cooling down whenever possible, locating a cooling centre in your area, and checking in with a doctor if you feel ill. During a heatwave, it’s difficult to focus.
Here are some easy tips to keep cool and to focus when it’s super hot:
1. Work Early and Late
Temperatures are cooler early in the morning and late at night. Take advantage of the flexible schedule of being a writer to get your most important work done then, when you can focus more and feel better.
2. Stay Hydrated
Staying hydrated is incredibly important in the summer. If we’re dehydrated, our minds get fuzzy and we have trouble concentrating on even the simplest tasks.
And in the summer, it’s easy to get dehydrated. Warmer temperatures make us sweat more, and high humidity can make it hard for that sweat to evaporate, cooling us down. So our bodies are working overtime to try to keep up, and we need to drink more water to compensate. Keep a large bottle of water with you at all times, and drink regularly all day
3. Skip sugary drinks
While it’s tempting to go for that iced macchiato, it may not be the best thing for your productivity. You use more glucose when it’s hot, but if you want to increase your energy, don’t go for sugary drinks.
4. Take a Cold Shower
The fastest way to drop your body temperature is to take a cold shower. Cold showers are notorious for their slew of health benefits.
5. Ice It
When you’re really suffering in the summer heat, you can create your own personal air conditioning effect by applying ice to the right parts of your body.
The places where our blood flows closest to the surface of our skin are the best places for some strategic cooling.
Grab a few ice cubes and wrap them up in a bandanna or thin kitchen towel.
6. Wear comfortable clothes.
If you want to stay focused, stay comfortable!
Wear loose-fitting clothing, preferably of a light colour. Cotton clothing will keep you cooler than many synthetics.