12 Fun Things To Do When It's Too Hot Outside

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock … in which case, you’d probably be dead because of the heat … the world has been blasted with a massive heat wave. This is summer, you say, and it’s supposed to be hot. From Florida’s water peaking in around 100 to some of the hottest temperature recordings in the world, this wave isn’t the fun kind.

Beat the recent heat wave with this list of things to do when it's too hot outside. Don't let the summer heat get you down. Explore a variety of cool and enjoyable activities to make the most of hot days with this guide on things to do when it's hot outside. 🌞🍋 Stay cool with these fun ideas to escape the summer heat! Dive into a kiddie pool with ice, have a water balloon fight, and sip some magical lemonade! 🍹🍋 #HeatWave #SummerFun #StayCool #SharkWeek #TheLincolnLawyer #JulyGiveaway
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A few years ago, we visited Los Angeles. Some of the reason is because I like the beach (even in the rain). I also have a love affair with California as I used to live in San Francisco.

I didn’t care for Los Angeles too much. It was okay to visit … and the outdoor gym was awesome … but I guess I’ve been living in rural Pennsylvania for too long because I didn’t like the heat, the massive amount of people, and all the traffic.

Turns out, all the people and stuff is a real thing to add to the heat index. It’s called the urban heat island effect, where city civilization absorbs heat (concrete, asphalt and roofs) that radiates back into the atmosphere.

Did you also know that Los Angeles has a lot of … sharks? Coincidentally or not so coincidentally, Shark Week ends this week. Shark Week is terrifying because it’s all about sharks, which are terrifying. They have a cool program later today called The Haunting of Shark Tower. Deets if you wanna stream it.

List of Things To Do When It’s Too Hot Outside

Because it’s way too hot outside, I thought you might need my fun list of things you will want to check off:

  1. Put a bowl of ice in front of a fan. Useful even if you have AC.
  2. Make lemonade. Southerners drink lots of lemonade and sweet tea, so there must be some magical properties to make you cooler.
  3. Build a sun oven. It’s kinda like a slow cooker, but you leave it out in the sun.
  4. Go to Five Below and buy yourself a kiddie pool. For the dog.
  5. Sit in said kiddie pool all day. The dog can stay inside in the AC.
  6. Better yet, throw those ice cubes in the kiddie pool.
  7. Have a water balloon fight.
  8. Drink more lemonade.
  9. Buy a fan that has a built-in spritzer.
  10. Or just buy a bladeless neck fan. OMG where have you been all my life?
  11. Eat lots of ice cream. I bet you could sustain yourself on ice cream and lemonade.
  12. Open up a lemonade stand.
  13. Offer free kiddie pool dunks with a purchase of lemonade.
  14. If you are really cheap, buy a Home Depot bucket and stick your feet in it. Don’t operate any electronic items while doing so. You get two gold stars if you put ice cubes in the bucket, one gold star if you eat ice cream, and one gold star if you drink lemonade.
  15. Stay inside and watch The Lincoln Lawyer under a fan and the AC.

The Promos

Only one promo today called The July Giveaway. Appropriately, it’s in July, and a bunch of authors are giving away free books and short stories. Head over to grab yourself a few.


Okay, I admit, I wrote about the City of Angels because I also wrote about The Lincoln Lawyer this week on the website. Check it out here.

What I didn’t get around to doing was watching The Lincoln Lawyer tv show on Netflix. I plan to stay inside all weekend, drink lots of iced coffee (cuz it’s a lot better than lemonade, bruh), and stick my feet in a Home Depot bucket filled with ice cubes.

If you are so inclined, check out my Facebook page. Starting Monday, I will be doing updates on The Lincoln Lawyer tv show. I’m going to try to update every day, so if you are interested in the show, check it out.

Stay cool, my friends.

A More Serious List of Things To Do When It’s Too Hot Outside

Beat the recent heat wave with this list of things to do when it's too hot outside. Don't let the summer heat get you down. Explore a variety of cool and enjoyable activities to make the most of hot days with this guide on things to do when it's hot outside. 🌞🍋 Stay cool with these fun ideas to escape the summer heat! Dive into a kiddie pool with ice, have a water balloon fight, and sip some magical lemonade! 🍹🍋 #HeatWave #SummerFun #StayCool #SharkWeek #TheLincolnLawyer #JulyGiveaway
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When the summer heat becomes unbearable, it’s crucial to find ways to stay cool and protected from the harmful effects of the sun. Spending long hours outdoors under the scorching sun can lead to sunburns, dehydration, and heatstroke.

That’s where indoor activities come to the rescue. Not only do they provide a comfortable and safe environment, but they also offer a wide range of benefits for individuals of all ages. Whether you’re looking to relax, have fun with your family, or engage in personal development, indoor activities have got you covered.

Indoor Activity Ideas for Individuals

If you’re seeking some quality alone time or looking for activities to keep you entertained, there are plenty of options to choose from. Reading is a classic indoor activity that allows you to escape into different worlds and explore new ideas. Whether you prefer fiction, non-fiction, or self-help books, there’s something for everyone.

Puzzles, such as crosswords or jigsaw puzzles, can also provide a great way to challenge your mind and keep you engaged. If you’re feeling crafty, try picking up a new hobby like knitting, painting, or pottery. Or just watch some plain ol’ tube. These activities not only help you relax but also allow you to unleash your creativity and create something beautiful.

Indoor Activity Ideas for Families

Spending quality time with your family is essential, especially during the summer break. Indoor activities provide a perfect opportunity to bond with your loved ones and create lasting memories. Board games are a classic choice that never goes out of style. They not only provide endless entertainment but also promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Want to create a cinematic experience at home? Organize a movie marathon with your favorite films or explore a new genre together. Indoor scavenger hunts can also be a fun and interactive way to keep the kids entertained while stimulating their curiosity and imagination. Or make some yummy food … lots of sweet treats can be made with the freezer, the air fryer, the slow cooker, or the toaster oven so you don’t heat up the house.

Indoor Activity Ideas for Fitness Enthusiast

Just because it’s too hot to exercise outdoors doesn’t mean you have to skip your workout routine. There are plenty of indoor activities that can help you stay fit and active. Yoga is a great option that not only improves flexibility and strength but also promotes mental well-being. You can easily follow online tutorials or join virtual yoga classes from the comfort of your own home.

If you prefer more intense workouts, try home workout routines that require minimal equipment. There are numerous online resources and fitness apps that offer guided workouts suitable for all fitness levels. And if you have access to an indoor pool, swimming is an excellent way to cool down and get a full-body workout at the same time. The Husband says you can lift some weights!

Indoor Activity Ideas for Creative Minds

If you have a passion for art and creativity, there are numerous indoor activities that can help you express yourself and explore your artistic side. Painting is a great way to relax and unleash your creativity. Whether you prefer watercolors, acrylics, or oils, grab a canvas and some brushes and let your imagination run wild. Writing is another creative outlet that can be enjoyed indoors.

Start a journal, write poetry, or even try your hand at short stories. Cooking or baking can also be a fun and delicious way to express your creativity in the kitchen. Experiment with new recipes, try out different flavors, and impress your taste buds with your culinary skills.

How to Create a Comfortable Indoor Environment for Activities

Creating a comfortable indoor environment is crucial to fully enjoy your indoor activities. Start by optimizing the temperature in your home. Make sure your air conditioning is in good working condition and set it to a cool and comfortable temperature. If you don’t have air conditioning, use fans or open windows to create airflow. Consider investing in blackout curtains or blinds to block out the sunlight and keep your space cool.

Set up a cozy and inviting space with comfortable seating, cushions, and blankets. And don’t forget to have some chilled beverages and snacks on hand to keep you refreshed throughout your activities.

Indoor Activities for Relaxation and Self-Care

Summer can be a hectic time, and it’s important to take care of yourself and find moments of relaxation. Indoor activities provide the perfect opportunity to unwind and focus on self-care. Meditation is a powerful practice that can help reduce stress, improve focus, and promote overall well-being. Find a quiet corner in your home, light some candles, and indulge in a few moments of mindfulness.

Create your own spa day at home by taking a luxurious bath, applying a face mask, and pampering yourself with your favorite beauty products. Journaling is another great way to relax and reflect. Grab a notebook and pen and let your thoughts and emotions flow onto the pages.

Indoor Activities for Learning and Personal Development

Summer is a great time to expand your knowledge and engage in personal development. Indoor activities offer a wealth of opportunities to learn and grow. Online courses are a convenient way to acquire new skills or deepen your existing knowledge. Whether you’re interested in photography, coding, or cooking, there are countless online platforms that offer courses taught by experts.

Language learning apps can also be a fun and interactive way to pick up a new language or improve your language skills. And if you’re craving some cultural enrichment, take virtual museum tours that allow you to explore world-class museums and galleries from the comfort of your own home.

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