I cannot believe October is almost over, meaning we’re just about to face another daylight savings, where the clocks “fall” back an hour. Even though an hour may not seem like a lot, it definitely takes some time for my body to adjust. I’m sharing three tips below to tackle the time change.
Adjust your Evening Routine
I find I end up waking up extra early after daylight savings, and adjusting my evening routine a few days before has helped keep me on my sleep schedule. After all, sleep is important! If I push my bedtime in increments of fifteen minutes leading up to the change, I’m usually able to not miss a beat and still catch the necessary zzz’s.
Lots of Natural Light
Cracking the windows and opening the blinds first thing in the morning immediately curbs my mood and helps give the boost I need to get through any slump. A little Vitamin D goes such a long way, and finding time to get outside and recharge is essential.
Resist the Nap
As tempting as a nap might be when your body is adjusting, try to resist the urge to rest and power through the day. This will allow you to get a consistent good nights rest, and after a few days, you’ll be totally adjusted to the shift in time.
Are there any good tips I missed? Leave a comment below with your best tips and tricks to stay alert and recharged!