Summer gets very hot in some places. Where I am we can expect 33C for sure. So what can we do to be cool? And how to be cool on a budget?
If you watch Bill Murray re-runs while wearing shades, will that make you cool?
Now lets look at a few ways to be seriously cool, even when its hot:
Eat cool. Like cucumbers, greens, watermelon and mint, and cut back on grains, sugars, and heavy things like meat and walnuts - and save those for cooler days. You could even make gazpacho soup (its sort of like cold cucumber-salsa soup).
Get a fan, man. Or several fans. Those ones that fit in the window will blow cool air in at night and can cool a room down very fast. But standing fans that swing from side to side are also great. But what if your bedroom is cookin'? Use multiple fans to blow cool air in from outside, and hot air out the other end. Line them up so all the air in your place is moving in one direction.
Drink cool, sister. I don't mean pina coladas, I mean put ice in your drinks, maybe mint oil too, maybe even make lavender lemonade. (Which is easy to make, it has: lemon juice, lavender oil, and stevia, and is also good for anxiety and bad breath).
Have a siesta like those latin people do. Nap from 3-4p.
Read about places where it gets REALLY hot, and then feel grateful.
Hang white sheets everywhere. This worked for me!
Get an evaporative cooler, aka a swamp cooler. Humidity needs to be under 40% for these to work well. Google for the weather / humidity in your area. Obviously this changes day to day. You can also find videos on You Tube that will show you how to make one for cheap, quite easily.
Work from home? Work naked*. Or just wear shorts and a tank. Your choice.
Eat spicy. I have heard that spicy food will make you break a sweat, so you cool off. This makes sense to me but I haven't really tried it since I'm not a fan of spicy food.
I hesitated to add this, probably because its not funny...but I gotta say, I think sometimes the main problem isn't that we're too hot, it's that we're too irritable. I think sometimes there may be a psychological or energetic factor involved in our aversion to heat. And for that I would recommend looking into homeopathy (to balance internal energetic influences) or possibly trying CBD (to balance the internal cannabinoid system).
Buy an AC machine. I have seen them new online for as long as $100. If you have narrow or odd windows, get a "portable" AC machine.
DO watch Jimi Hendrix videos on You Tube. He's super cool.
Now Be Cool, Man.