Time changes from Daylight Savings can wreak havoc on your day. Whether you’re “falling back” or “springing forward,” that one-hour adjustment (and the difference in daylight) is enough to throw you off your game.
Before you reset your clock, consider setting a plan to prepare for the time change. Here’s some tips for setting your day.
- Make sure you adjust your time for going to bed and waking up so that you still get a good night’s rest.
- Modify your routine to account for the changes in sunrise and sunset. If you normally run before sundown, you’ll need to hit the trail a little earlier in the fall.
- Reset your clocks before you go to sleep! While our phones and computers are good about keeping us current when the time changes, other timepieces will be off if you don’t set them in advance—and that could cause problems for your daily schedule.
- Finally, make a plan to eat a days’ worth of protein-packed foods to keep you feeling full and focused as your body adjusts to the time swing. Here’s some ideas for meals and snacks to plan ahead:
Breakfast – Blueberry Peanut Smoothie
Lunch – Fresh Farro & Peanut Salad
Snack – Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Dinner – Thai Peanut Butter Grilled Burgers