Spring Forward: Coping with Daylight Savings

It’s that time of year that we all love and hate at the same time – Daylight Savings.  We’re going to ‘spring forward’ tonight and set the clocks forward one hour, thus gaining one hour of daylight (yay) and losing an hour of sleep(seriously?!).

For many of us, losing an hour of sleep is an annoyance, however some people find that Daylight Savings screws up their inner clock for days at a time, creating a tired, moody and unproductive zombie-like version of ourselves.  Believe it or not, we actually spend one-third of our lives asleep!  It’s no wonder that the changing of time messes up our schedules and mood.

How can you beat the Daylight Savings blues?  How about an invitation sale to bring you out of the sleep deprivation blues?  We’ll be offering 25% off at InvitationBox this weekend, using the coupon code: FORWARD25.  We’ve also compiled a few tips below…

Tips for Coping with Daylight Savings

  • To give yourself more time to adjust, try setting your clock forward an hour on Friday evening.  This way, your body will have two extra weekend days to adjust to the new time, rather than interfering with a work day.
  • Schedule yourself to go into work one hour late on Monday.
  • At the end of the day, reduce your caffeine intake so that you can adjust to the technically-earlier bedtime.
  • Exercise as soon as you wake up – try a brisk walk or a jog on the treadmill to get your energy flowing.
  • Eat an earlier light dinner.
  • Studies have shown that light triggers your brain to wake up.  Reduce light triggers before bed and read a book rather than watching TV, surfing the internet on your tablet or playing those addicting games on your phone.

…and if all else fails, there’s always Starbucks…lots of Starbucks!

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