So, we sprung forward! Are you feeling the effects of the time change? Here are some surefire ways to get through the rest of the week and not be too affected by Daylight Saving time.
Don’t take a nap
It’s hard, but don’t adjust your sleep schedule and add in a nap. All that will do is disrupt your sleep cycle even more. Instead of snoozing, get moving by immediately getting out of bed when that alarm goes off, drink that glass of water by your bed and get in the shower. Hey, at least you can spend the extra 10 minutes waking up in the shower instead of laying in bed hating life waiting for that alarm to go off after hitting the snooze button.
Stay active and hydrated
Keeping your energy up is important and there’s no better way to do that than with exercise. Go for a walk at lunch, or right when you get home from work. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Squeeze in a spin class. Whatever it is, make sure you’re drinking lots of water.
Watch what time you’re eating and cut your alcohol consumption
This one goes hand in hand with the first one. Don’t adjust your schedule and habits too much. You must force your body to adapt. Eating and drinking too close to bedtime is a surefire way to compromise your quality of sleep. Your mind and body are trying to deal with losing an hour. Don’t give them another reason to act up.
Remember the awesomeness that comes with longer days
While we all initially complain about the change, Daylight Saving is synonymous with the change of seasons and summer being just that much closer. Leaving work when it’s dark is a drag, but at least now you’ll be able to see “the light of day,” not to mention the hours you’ll be able to chill on a patio just increased. Winning!
It may take a couple more days to feel back to “normal,” but take comfort in knowing that we’ll all be back in no time!