As you all know, we recently turned our clocks back one hour. In the past, I would fully embrace the extra hour of sleep and start my day later. I’ve read many articles that claim Daylight Savings Time (DST), either gaining or losing an hour, can reduce your wellness, which will impact your day-to-day activities. I decided that I wasn’t going to let this fall back affect me. This year, I decided to adjust my sleeping schedule and use this early morning energy to my advantage.
Waking up to the sunlight in my face is my main motivator. My bed is next to my window and I leave my blinds open slightly to let the rays pour in at 6:30am. I set my alarm for 6:45 am, snooze it once or twice, and then I’m ready to get up out of bed by 7:15 am. My roommate and I have been motivating one another to stick to this routine so we can get a head start on our day. Waking up early also means that I’ve been trying to go to bed earlier too, which has been a bit more difficult with homework and other life obstacles, but I’m trying!
So far it has felt really good taking advantage of the early sunrises and the early sunsets. It’s even more helpful when I can start getting work done earlier so I can then focus on my exam week coming up. It’s has been a rewarding trade-off.
How have you been feeling with DST?
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