Ease The Negative Effects of Daylight Savings

I think the best advice I can give you is to simply accept the fact that it will take (on average) 5 to 7 days for us to adjust to this shit!

Don’t play the: “It’s really 5:00” when it is actually 4:00 game!

Mentally acknowledge where you are in the moment with as much acceptance and as little stress as possible. Your body will listen to your thinking, and respond more positively - I pinky swear!

This is sound advice too: Konrad Jarausch, a California-based engineer and scientist who has studied the effects of light on health extensively,

suggests that you get outside first thing in the morning for 10-15 minutes to help adjust to daylight savings time.

Don’t worry about exercising. Just soak up the natural light for 3-4 days after moving clocks forward an hour.

“Your eyes tell the time of day by the amount of blue light they receive,” he explains.

“The body is the most sensitive to it in the morning.” Natural daylight has plenty of blue light to help reset your body clock.

He also says that we should be more disciplined in the evening around daylight savings time.

Though experts recommend not using electronics at night,

which emit blue light and trick your brain into believing it’s time to be awake, many of us find it difficult to heed that rule.

Daylight savings time is the perfect time to put away cell phones, tablets, and laptops at bedtime.

A better night’s sleep is the payoff.

So:

1) Try and get outside within the first hour of you waking up.

Just standing outside and taking a few breaths is all you need.

Do this for the week after the time change (and beyond if it feels awesome!)

2) For the next week: turn off the tv, phone, laptop at least an hour before you hit the hay.