Despite being the type of person that’s always working on something, sometimes in the dead of Summer it gets far too hot to be able to lift a finger. I tried to take blog photos in the UK’s 31 degree heat the other day and I nearly died. 10/10 would not recommend. And if you’re in the UK right now you’ll be very much aware that we’re in the middle of one of the longest, hottest periods some of us have probably ever seen! Whether you love it or hate it, we all need those super lazy Summer Days where the only thing we achieve is the ultimate Summer selfie: sunglasses, cute messy bun, headphones (such as a pair of the super glamorous rose gold Beats Headphones) and a glass of Prosecco. Cos damn… it’s too hot to do anything else.
A really good book
I think I get more reading done in the Summer than any other time of year because it requires zero bodily effort but it a pleasant, enjoyable past-time which can be done almost anywhere. It’s also ideal for a book reviewer, like me. Because when it’s too hot to do any other work, at least I can get my books read! I’m currently reading The Immortalist by Chloe Benjamin which I think is a perfect Summery read but any book will do!
A glass of something yummy
First rule of Summer: stay hydrated. Dehydration can completely ruin your entire day so even when all you’re doing is laying in your garden / in the park / on the beach doing nothing, you still need to keep your gorgeous self hydrated! I love water and drink absolutely loads of it on a daily basis but I like to mix it up every now and again and go for something fruity with ice! And don’t forget, for every alcoholic drink, a glass of water!
Sun cream / bite spray / cooling spray / hay fever tablets
Because Summer is always as glamorous as everyone pretends it is on Instagram. It doesn’t matter whether you’re at a festival or in your garden, sun cream is always a must. Bite spray because who the heck wants a ton of ugly gnat bites messing up their flawlessly tanned legs (fake or otherwise). Cooling spray has been an absolute game changer for me this year. And hay fever tablets because it’s not Summer without sneezing 400 times a day, is it?!
Headphones and good music
I couldn’t even tell you the amount of hours I’ve spent sitting in my garden, on our swinging chair, on a Summer’s day just listening to music. When you’ve got absolutely nothing else to do, it’s actually a really nice activity to just switch off and give your mind a break! Think of it as musical meditation. A pair of Beats Headphones are the perfect high-quality, comfortable type of headphones you need for your lazy day. I particularly love the violet and matte rose gold ones!
I hate Summer but I love how the hot weather makes me more inclined to eat more fruit. I love fruit anyway but I feel like I have to sometimes force myself to eat it when I’d much rather reach for a chocolate bar. But in the Summer, fruit is quick and easy to grab, doesn’t melt and is super refreshing and heat makes me want all the fruity flavours!
What are your ultimate essentials for a lazy Summer day?
* This post is in collaboration with Beats Headphones