We know it will happen every year, but somehow walking from the workplace and into pitch darkness never ceases to be at least somewhat jarring. Are you in need of some help adjusting to daylight savings time darkness? Our friends at PureWow have come to the rescue with seven ways to make falling back a little less grueling.
Change your bedtime gradually.
Take baby steps if you’re not prepared to put off bedtime by a full hour just yet. Here’s how.
Reset your timers.
Sure, you adjusted your clocks. But did you consider those other household settings you may have missed?
Set an extra alarm.
Download a reliable alarm to make sure your scrambled schedule doesn’t cause you to oversleep.
Keep your eyes on the road.
Get used to driving in the dark. Here are some things to be particularly mindful of on your journey home.
Look on the bright side.
Think of all the indoor activities you can take advantage of now! Get some ideas here.
Eat dinner earlier.
Don’t force yourself to go hungry for an extra hour. Here’s how to get dinner on the table in no time.
Spend more time outside.
Take advantage of those precious daylight hours. Here’s how to squeeze in all the sun you can.