How to Survive the Change to Daylight Savings

It’s that time of the year for many parts of the United States  – Daylight Savings.  I say parts of the United States because not all State participate in the practice.

For example, Arizona doesn’t utilize Daylight Saving.   So there is an hour time difference between Arizona and California.  Once Daylight Savings begins and California springs forward, Arizona and California will be in the same time zone.

Here a few simple things to do to help you survive daylight savings change.
  1. When you go to bed tonight, turn all of your clocks forward one hour.   Your mobile phone, computer, and other items connected to the internet will automatically switch.    So thing the stove clock, microwave, wall clock, any alarm clocks and coffee makers.
  2. Try going to bed a little bit earlier.  If you normally go to bed at midnight on Saturdays, try going to bed at 11:30p.  Can’t miss Saturday Night Live, Tape it and watch it first thing Sunday Morning.
  3. Get up at your regular time.  Actually, try and get up a little bit earlier.  If you normally get up around 8:00 am on Sundays, try getting up around 7:30 am or even 7:00 am.
  4. Once your up, pull back the blinds and let the Daylight in.  Seeing daylight first thing after the time change helps regulate your bodies clock.
  5. If you can get outside and exercise
  6. No Napping – If you don’t normally take a nap, today is not the time to start.  If you are a regular napper, you can still take your nap, but it should be no more than 10 – 15 minutes.
  7. Limit your intake of caffeine and alcohol on Sunday.

I hope these seven tips help you adjust to the time change.  I would love to hear your comments on what you do to help you adjust to the time change.