This getting darker an hour earlier thing used to alllways get me down. I felt like I was losing an hour of daylight to be productive and was being capped on my time outside, until I realized that time wasn’t being taken, it was just being moved! So when the clocks “fall back” I just shift my clock too.
- Drop caffeine after lunchtime andswitch to hot tea or water.
- Move desserts up as a fun midafternoon pick me up treat vs. a post dinner stimulant.
- Start setting an alarm for bedtime—for a time that’s earlier than usual. It may take your body a week or two to make the adjustment, but this will alert you to begin your slowdown routine earlier & will get you sleeping sooner too. This will prime you for the next day, so you’ll have the energy to get out of bed and really use your morning vs. yawning through it!
BONUS BENEFIT: It may still be dark outside when you wake up, but lean into its peacefulness. You’re one of the first people to enjoy the day. You’ll come to savor that time. I promise.
PRO-TIP: With less time in the sun be wary of becoming Vitamin D deficient, which is now linked to 80% of COVID 19 cases ina recent study. My favorite supplier is EMPIRICA