How to Effortlessly Survive the Hottest Days

[insights] Posted by lemur47 on 13 August 2023

Everyone now gets creative to cope with the hotter temperatures. To strike a balance between cost and comfort, an instinctive approach will help you in the long run.

Today, I'm going to share with you how to survive the hottest days economically. With this technique, I can live healthy from Southeast Asia to Japan. Even when the temperature is 30 - 36 Celsius (86 - 96 Fahrenheit).

The key point is to live and adapt to the natural environment. To be honest, our social environment is not natural, but if you work remotely from home, you can consider this solution from now on. But please be careful of what you do, it's just my example to share.

  • Don't use AC until 3pm
  • AC should be set at 29C (84F) with a light breeze
  • Use your fan for you and your laptop
  • Use curtains, especially on the east side
  • Take a cold shower in the morning
  • Exercise in the morning (3 times a week)
  • Do intermittent fasting in the morning

By using these techniques, my current electricity bill is less than 30 USD per month. It depends on prices where you live, and I use a gas for cooking and hot water, but it's very cheap and I don't feel uncomfortable.

I feel very comfortable with the natural wind and the fan. I don't like very cool temperatures with AC, so I feel good with this natural way. And my physical condition is really good (except for the astral entity attacks).

a landscape of Saigon

When I lived and worked in Saigon, the locals tend to set the AC at 18C (64F) and they like to wear a thicker long-sleeved shirt. This means that our office is always super cold, and this gap made my physical condition was very low. Shops and sleeping buses are also super cold.

I understand that a cool temperature is a high quality of service in the hotter countries, but it's not good for both your physical condition and the environment. Until we find a new way to harvest and convert energy with less impact on the environment, it's better for each of us to adapt to the natural environment.

When I lived in Bali, Indonesia, I lived in a small apartment called Kos with no AC, no fan, no hot water and no shower. But it's very comfortable for me to live healthy. The only thing I need is hot water to wash my hair.

I understand that this approach is hard for people in the city, but if you live in a small town or in the countryside, you can try some of them. Because I did it in Saigon at 36C (96F).

The other key point is to expose your body to a slightly harder situation in the morning. In my case, in Saigon, I used to go cycling in the morning with frozen water. I would ride for about 1.5 hours and sweat like crazy. Then I would come back home, take a cold shower and start working with the fan.

The reason I don't take food in the morning and just drink black coffee or water is to keep my physical condition sharp and not raise my body temperature with food.

In any case, I think I should take a chance to stimulate my genes to move forward. And I've taken several 'hard to overcome' opportunities to adapt to new environments. This instinctive, unconscious approach is helping me to become healthier and stronger. Going vegan is one of them. Living comfortably without AC, even on the hottest days, is the same.

Hope you find the best balance for your 'genetic' evolution!