Hi Anne, it’s always a problem.
I’ve got a very strong fan with several settings… has remote control too. Also I changed all of my bedding for 100% cotton… that helps.
Don’t have your shower too cool as it can make you hotter afterwards. Better to have it slightly warm… tepid.
I can’t go out in it either. I lower the blinds to keep the sun out. I wear very loose maxi dresses or kaftans and no underwear (too much info… lol).
Wetting a scarf in cold water and wearing it around your neck helps (you can buy gel filled neck scarves on eBay that stay cool for quite a while… can’t remember what they’re called). Also cooling your wrists in cold water will cool you down… it’s the same with neck, it cools the blood.
Freeze a bottle of water and put it in front of fan… it cools the air.
Sit with your feet in bowl of cold water.
Hope these little tips help… also try and do as people in hot countries do. Do everything you need to do in early morning or in evening and do very little during the hot part of day!
Hope you’re doing ok,