Did you hear, we’re having a heatwave?
This is great news is you are a student, freelancer or landscape gardener but for the rest us, lazy days in the park are thwarted by our obligation to turn up at work.
It’s not all doom and gloom, though. We’ve come up with a few handy tips so you can still make the most of summer in the city.
1 – Wake up!
The sun is rising at about 4.45am at the moment which gives you plenty of time to enjoy the weather before you’re shackled to your computer. Go for a walk, enjoy a quiet, contemplative coffee in the garden or head out for a run before it gets too hot.
2 – Al Fresco NOT Al Desko
60% of us don’t take a lunch break. This is justified if it’s freezing outside and you want to watch Beyoncé videos in peace at your desk but if the sun is shining, we’d say it’s compulsory to be out there enjoying it. Even if it’s only 15 minutes, your body will thank you for the vitamin D and fresh air and your mind will be grateful for a break from thinking.
4 – Shop!
Heat wave, shmeat wave. As long as the sun rises we need little excuse to go sunglasses shopping. Hot foot it on your lunch break and wear at your desk for maximum UV vibes.
3 – Sensory summer
If things are really desperate and you absolutely cannot leave the office, it’s time for some extra sensory measures.
So headphones on and get Not Letting Go by Tinie Tempah ft. Jess Glynne playing on repeat:
Light a jasmine, orange or verbena scented candle to create some evocative summer scents.
5 – Sun downer
Take advantage of the long days. The sun is setting at about 9.20pm so leg it home from work and find a patch of outside space to bask in. Accessorise with a book and preferably wine.