The heat of summer is upon us and not sweating up a storm is a very tricky game to play — especially when you’re at work.
We’re talking about the real dog days of summer when the intense heat makes it actually impossible to sit comfortably, let alone at your desk.
These days, a lot of offices are equipped with air conditioning, but we all know that sometimes that’s not enough to keep us looking composed. But, you don’t have to look like a sweaty mess anymore!
Here are 8 ways to stay cool at work even on the hottest days of the year.
#1. Dress appropriately: This is an obvious one but a solution that is often overlooked in the workplace. Try to wear lightweight, light-colored clothes.
#2. Close your windows: If there isn’t a cool breeze running past your office, keep ‘em closed because all you’re doing is letting in hot air.
#3. Buy a desk fan: Put your sweaty self in the path of a fan and you should be fine.
#4. Drink a cold beverage: Pick up a Starbucks bottled Frappuccino® on your way to work or on your lunch break to cool down.
#5. Buy a spray bottle: Fill one up with cold water for a quick refreshing spray to your face. Combine that with your fan and you will be in glacial heaven.
#6. Invest in another A/C: If the one at work isn’t cold enough, take things into your own hands and buy another just for you (and maybe your favorite co-worker).
#7. Buy a mini-fridge: Nothing brings the body heat down like an ice-cold beverage.
#8. Lastly, for those of you who can’t handle the A/C, bring a blanket to work.