No one likes to lose an hour of sleep. Even a small time change can be tough on your body, your mind and your mood. To make it a little less painful, here are 4 tips to tips to make the spring daylight savings time transition easier.
KEEP YOUR SAME SLEEP SCHEDULE
As much as you might want to sleep in after “springing forward”, sticking with your regular sleep schedule will make the transition easier. Try going to bed and waking up at the same time everyday for better quality rest.
GET OUT IN THE SUNSHINE
Soak up that sunshine on a morning, lunchtime or even an evening walk outside.
CREATE A NIGHTTIME ROUTINE
Even if it’s just 5 or 10 minutes before you go to sleep. Put your phone/laptop/tablet down, turn off the tv and either journal, read (an actual book) or close your eyes and do a bedtime meditation. Insight Timer is a free app that has all kinds of beautiful meditations for rest and sleep.
MOVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL BODY
Movement gives you feel good endorphins to help fight the time change blues. Listen to your body – if you’re tired and craving something slow, do a yoga class, stretch or go for a relaxing walk. You’ll be surprised how much better you’ll feel when you’re done.
If you do need a little afternoon pick me up, try this delicious Vanilla Mint Matcha Latte