How To Reboot After You “Spring Forward”

Mar 12, 2016 | by Adam Tishman

Oh, Daylight Saving Time; what you do to me. Fall back? No problem. Spring forward? I’m going to have a problem with anyone (or thing) that takes away an hour of my sleep.

While the change may be small, your body may need a kickstart to reboot. Here are a few ways to reboot when you’re robbed of your sweet, sweet sleep.

1. Brew, pour, sip, repeat.

Time to turn up your coffee routine. Give yourself an extra jolt of java in the morning to wake up and take on the day.

2. Work out early.

If you’re not a huge fan of working out, you’re not alone. However, studies show that morning workouts are great way to “wake up” your mind. You can get your morning burn out of the way before your brain knows what’s going on. 

3. Let the sun shine.

Not only is catching some morning rays a healthy routine, it also signals the body to get going. What better way to get going than to let your body know the day has begun. 

4. Don’t snooze.

I have a love-hate relationship with my snooze button. It gives me a few extra minutes of bliss, but also makes me wake up groggier than ever. Get out of the pattern and remove your snooze.

5. Rethink your bedtime.

Feeling like a kid again? Put down that phone, remote, or video game controller. Give yourself the added rest you need to recoup. If it means hitting the hay an hour early, do yourself a favor and give in.