Summer days are my favorites, but the temperatures can sometimes rise pretty high, and before you know it, you find yourself all sweaty and angry. There are a few things that really help me cool down when the sun is burning and it even gets harder to breath.
At the end I’ll also be featuring my Valencia Oceanogràfic Diary, which I’ve been absolutely loving!
Wake up early. I don’t know about you, but I love waking up early in the summer, mostly when I’m on holiday *lol*. I often wake up early, drink a glass of water and go for a short walk on the beach. The fresh air and the stillness are a cold breath of air, which is the perfect start for the day. When I come back and the sun comes up, I’m already prepared for the day!
Chill out. It’s nice being in the sun and enjoying the beautiful weather, but it’s not good and not even healthy to be outside in the middle of the day. I usually go to the beach after breakfast and come back at 11:00/12:00, and then I hit the beach one more time at 16:00 and come back at 18:00/19:00. It’s important to take breaks because the sun is too strong and dangerous in the middle of the day, as you might already know. It’s also really important to use sunscreen in order to protect your skin.
Drink lots of water and eat lots of healthy food. It’s important to feel hydrated and energized, and by drinking water and eating lots of fruits and vegetables, you will for sure feel amazing! I drink as much water as I can, not only because water is vital, but also because the body losses water when we sweat and so in order to maintain a balance in our bodies, we need to fill the body with fuel.
Cold showers. When I come back from the beach, all I crave is a cold shower. Nothing can compare with the refreshment of the cold water when you feel like your body is burning. Taking a cold shower will instantly make you feel better and more energized!
Take a nap. You might think this is childish, but I love taking short naps or even just 20 minutes to relax in the bed in the middle of the day. It gives me energy and it relaxes me completely, after the sun has taken the energy from me and left me feeling tired. After, I feel fresh and ready to continue my day in the best shape!
Valencia, is a beautiful city in Spain and also the third largest city after Madrid and Barcelona. I’ve only had a couple of hours to spend there and so I visited the well-known Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. It was truly beautiful and even if my camera was really low on battery, I still got the chance to capture a few moments.
I also have a link with more information about that beautiful place if you are interested to learn more about it or plan to visit something precious while you’re in Valencia: here