Ara is a Journalism graduate from California State University Northridge who is always looking to explore his writing opportunities.
Introduction To the First Part Of The Topic: The Summer Heat
With the temperatures that rise in many parts of the United States as summer comes every year, there are many people that dread the heat. They hate the heat so much that they would do anything to see it go away as soon as possible. The heat forces many people to feel like they are going to be trapped in their homes for several months. Especially for those people that live in places where there is dry, desert heat for months at a time such as Las Vegas, Palm Springs, or Phoenix, adjusting to the summer heat is going to be even more of a challenge. There are ways to enjoy your summer even if you do not like the heat. I used to be a heat hater as well but I have learned to get used to the fact that summer is going to be hot. After all, weather is one of the things that we cannot change so you have to either deal with the summer as it is or you have to consider moving to a location that does not have hot summers. Before we go any further, let me say that I would not mind temperatures of 85 degrees Fahrenheit with low humidity. That is hot enough to feel like summer without being too overwhelming. Note: this article as of the first writing was composed in January 2017. Some of us don't mind the heat but not all year round.
The Five Ways To Enjoy Summer Reason #1
- One of the first things to realize is that there are four seasons in a year and summer is only one of them
Unless you live in a location or part of the world that has a humid, subtropical climate for much of the year, it is important to realize that many places will cool off once the summer ends. In some places like in dry, desert climates, the heat seems to last forever and it becomes tough to deal with if you do not like the heat. Summer is only one season and after the summer, autumn comes and in four season climates, autumn means that the weather cools down and the leaves on the trees change colors.
Stay occupied during the summer
2. Keep yourself busy with reading books, magazines or newspapers to pass the time
One of the other ways to enjoy your summer is to keep yourself busy as much as possible with reading books, magazines and newspapers to pass the time. I realize that summer lasts a long time in some places but what can you do? Try to keep yourself busy as much as possible to take your mind off the fact that you don’t enjoy the heat. A busy person does not have the time to sit and think about how much they dislike the heat and many other things.
A Map of the World
Take a vacation to a place that has cooler temperatures
3. Take a vacation to a location with cooler weather for a few weeks if that is possible for you
Since the summer heat can wear many people out, if you find that the summer heat where you live is taking its toll on you, consider taking a vacation to a place where the weather is cooler if finances are not an issue. For example, if the summer heat in Phoenix is wearing you out then you can consider taking a trip to Prescott or Flagstaff. Summer temperatures in those two cities are significantly cooler than Phoenix. Time is also an important factor to consider when planning a vacation. A vacation during the summer to a cooler place will help you feel less stressed, it will eliminate anger and frustration and it will help your tired body recover from the effects of hot weather.
Swim in an indoor swimming pool
4. Consider swimming in an indoor swimming pool at a fitness center instead of swimming in an outdoor pool and having to deal with the heat and sun
If you love to swim, it is better to swim in an indoor pool at a fitness center. By doing this, you will not have to deal with sunburned skin, feet, or face. And you also will not have the sun’s rays constantly hitting your face.
Take a trip to a beach to cool off
5. Consider going to a beach if you live near one
If you are fortunate enough to live near a beach where you don’t have to travel a long distance, this is one of the best ways to enjoy the summer. however, in Los Angeles, those of us that live in the inland areas will have to drive quite a distance to just get to a beach. You can swim, surf and even spend time building sandcastles. You can even enjoy a nice and cold ice cream if you want to. Getting in the water at the beach will help you stay physically active and it will be a welcome relief from the intense heat and sun’s rays.
Final Thoughts About Enjoying the Summer If You Don't Like the Heat
So the next time that you get down because you feel like you have no one to spend time with during the summer, instead look at all the benefits that you have. You have all the freedom to spend your summer days as you please and that’s something you couldn’t do if you were engaged or married. The article was written with the objective of helping others understand how they can enjoy the summer if they do not like the heat. If you found this information useful, you are one step closer to living a happier life.
© 2017 Ara Vahanian
Ara Vahanian (author) from LOS ANGELES on June 21, 2018:
I am glad that she could find these tips helpful. I give thanks that there are at least a few comments on this article so far. My objective in writing this was to get people to see the positive sides of summer instead of dreading the season every day for the duration. During very hot periods, I find it more difficult to exercise and stay physically active but even then, I try to see that there is much to enjoy in life. Thank you for commenting.
Dale Anderson from The High Seas on June 18, 2018:
Dealing with the heat is a big issue in my life. I come from a very hot place and so I don't feel the heat as much as other people do. For example, my wife just told me to turn on the AC and I didn't even notice it was warm. So I am sure that she will enjoy reading your suggestions outlined here.
Ara Vahanian (author) from LOS ANGELES on January 17, 2017:
You are welcome! I am glad that you are able to keep yourself busy. A busy mind does not have time to worry. Good job and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on January 17, 2017:
Good to read about Summer in this Winter season!
You have suggested some great ways to enjoy the Summer time. I always keep myself busy , whatever season it may be. Reading , writing, craft or any other art work is good to engage ourselves . It also keeps us positive towards life.
Thanks for sharing this useful hub!