How to Get Work Done in This Heat
Last Update: Jul 17, 2021
I you - like me - live in the semi-desert near the Tropic of Cancer, or if you're in the Caribbean, near the Equator, or any other place where you're baking in an oven right now, you'll understand why I struggle to get any work done.
Shortly after noon it gets bad, really bad and it lasts for hoooouuuurs ... and I don't know if this excessive heat is related to the solar storm that is reported to be near the Equator, but whatever the reason, it's terrible, it makes me cranky, the dogs hate it too and I feel bad for them, their tongues are hanging to the ground.
I filled up a tub with water for them where they can step in or sit in, and Mr. Freckles and Greta have taken up that offer. Not Duke, he has some past traumas with the water hose from his previous owner. He got over it, I taught him not to fear it, but he's not ready for me to hose him down yet.
Anyway, how do you get any work done in this heat, right?
Finding sanctuary in front of the fan all day is a blessing but not enough. There comes a moment in the day when you can't do anything any more, you just don't feel like working, writing, doing anything. The heat is too much.
So, what can you do that is still productive?
Today I didn't want to do indulge in a Netflix marathon like I did yesterday, and so I thought, instead of watching Netflix I'll watch a different kind of videos; educational ones.
I watched a webinar by the email marketing provider I'm using, and then I watched the replay of one of Jay's webinars. In that way, I can sit back, relax, take the heat, and still learn something useful for my websites. In the evening, when the heat decreases a little, I can get back to typing and researching, social media, and what-have-you.
So, that's what you can do when the heat is too much and you can't get any work done, but you don't want to waste the afternoon. Watch webinars, read tutorials, educate yourself. :-)