I like to use imagery during these long hot summers to create a sense of coolness around me. Most of those images in my mind include water. Walking across rain soaked meadows of tall wet grass or sitting on a sandy beach with a salt scented breeze blowing across my face or enjoying the sounds of a river from shaded banks all put me in a place or coolness and serenity.
We have about a month to go before the daily 100+ temperatures start to go away. Can you tell I am getting impatient and want it now?