Ugh, can it be that time of year again? I mean so soon? Didn't we just get an hour back a few months ago and now we have to give it back? Sigh.
Amidst my sleep deprivation in these last 48 hours, I vaguely remembered that I wrote a post about my time traveling woes about this time last year. I found it and discovered that I clearly forgot about my plan to try and treat the switch to daylight savings time like a special event:
Next time we move the hands on the clock forward or backward, I need to plan to take a week off to adjust. A week to just stay close to home, rest and relax, rent my favorite futuristic movies from Netflix and start my own private bi-annual sci-fi marathon.Instead I blundered and scheduled another special event to occur concurrently with the time change. Can I blame it on fibro-fog?
So to avoid another mistake like this, I am adding the time change to all my calendars: highlighted and circled in red. Then I'm adding a note with these time change tips courtesy of USA Today:
- Plan to go to bed and get up 30 minutes earlier for several days before the time change.
- Get outside and soak up more sunlight in the days before and after the time change to help reset my circadian clock.
- Limit naps to 30 minutes during this transition time.
- Make sure to add more warm baths and soothing music to my bedtime routine the week before and the week after the time change.