World, It’s Summertime: 5 Ways You Can Take Advantage Of The Summer Heat

From 🥵 to 😎 real quick.

If you can’t beat the heat, turn it to your advantage.

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Even if you’ve been living under a rock, you’d know that it’s hot outside. Nationwide complaints against the scorching heat have poured down as we finally enter the summer season. We’re quite literally becoming a “melting pot” due to the dangerous levels of heat that’s been enveloping our country. But just because it might feel like the sun is right up on your face whenever you step outside, that doesn’t mean there isn’t any fun to be had. With numerous internet advice for keeping it cool during these *trying*times, we urge you to be best friends with the sun with these fun ways on how we can all make the most of a season like this. 

Outing With The Crew


There is no better time than this season of scorching heat to get the beach trip out of your group chats. It’s just a matter of time before someone catches the urge to color in the outlines of a long-awaited summer plan that has probably been covered in cobwebs in the friendship basement, waiting to see the light of day. Bask in the warmth of sunlight and good company. 

Snip, Snip The Heat Away


New season, new hair. If you’ve been contemplating getting a haircut, maybe this is the perfect time to turn your short hair dreams into reality. There is nothing better than a new look and an extra cooler breath of fresh air. Fight face-to-face with the heat through a declaration of a haircut that urges the sun to bring it on—a pact to embrace the heat with open arms (and a breezy neck). 

Monochrome To Colors


Speaking of new looks, why don’t you switch up your fashion and finally get it on with the closet overhaul you’ve been meaning to do for a while? Sure, you can still wear a hoodie or pullover from time to time. But it’s time to trade the dark, heavy fabrics for breezy linens and airy cotton, and let your clothes be your vacation on the go. Turn your once eerie closet into a tropical paradise, one outfit at a time. 

Alexa, Play Alcohol-Free By Twice


From the comforts of a homey mango shake to the tropical hues of a cool and refreshing drink of your liking, summer-coded drinks are on their way, too. Even an ice-cold glass of water can do. So, put down that piping-hot cup of coffee and gulp down greatness in a glass in the form of mocktails and cold brews. 

Turn The Heat Into Activism


This is a bit far-fetched, but if the heat has engulfed you to kickstart a passion for advocating for causes against the astronomical increase of high temperatures, learning a thing or two about global warming might be something you would want to look into. You can even volunteer or join environmental orgs who advocate against climate change. Relocating your energy into something more long-term and practical would be beneficial not only for your own well-being but also for the sustainability of the world.

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