Why you totally should just stay inside this summer

Why is it so hot this year? Like, too hot. All winter we’re itching for summer to come, and then we get this?!?

Look, in order to really enjoy summer, you’re going to need to limit your time in the great outdoors. Some = good. Too much = heat stroke.

So here’s why you should stay inside this summer.

It’s really hot, and sunburns are a thing

The hotter it is means the less clothing cover you tend to wear, which means the more opportunity to get sunburnt. Even if you diligently wear sunscreen every time you go out (and be honest, how many of us actually do that?) the chance for skin cancer and skin damage is still very high. There is nothing sexy about a sunburn.

It’s cheaper

Staying in costs exactly zero dollars and you can still have a lot of fun in your own place. Just because you aren’t going out and nickel and diming yourself (buying ice cream, coffee, transit passes, lunch, drinks, etc) doesn’t mean you don’t get to have any fun. Treat yourself to a homemade meal, or brew your own iced tea to beat the heat – a lot of the time, you’ll find that your drinks and food is just as good as going out!

It’s more relaxing

It’s fun and soothing to sit under the sun with a book, but does it really beat lounging on your couch while the sun filters in through a nearby window? When you go outside, you have to compromise with everyone around you – their sounds and garbage and everything else that puts a damper on your day. When it’s just you, you can truly kick back and relax.


This seriously can’t be overstated. Mosquitos are the most annoying and horrible thing on the planet, and Toronto has plenty of them. And hey, as we all know, but they aren’t the only thing you won’t have to worry about – wasps and bees and all kinds of pests are outside ready to sting and bite. While all your friends will be scratching their arms and legs like mad, you can be at home, reading a book. Or binge-watching Netflix.

Summer fun is always great, and getting out and enjoying it is always a plus, but don’t forget – just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you need to spend every day outside.

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Born on the Prairies, Erin Cardone grew up knowing there was more to life than canola fields and AAA Alberta Angus. So she escaped, living in Europe and Australia, white-knuckling it through plates of calf brains and raw horse meat, and learning languages she can't remember anymore. After a stint as a jaded, skeptical journalist, she changed tack and began writing rather awesome blogs and showing businesses that advertising is dead, so long live social media, with her businesses Legendary Social Media. She now splits her time between various Canadian cities, Costa Rica and wherever else the wind blows.

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