Spring Forward

spring forward

On Sunday at 2 a.m. most of us in the United States will Spring Forward.

This post is brought to you by the free wifi from the Starbucks in Harrah’s in Reno.

Twice a year I write about time change. (Read last year’s Spring Forward post here.)

It’s that time again to Spring Forward (tomorrow at 2 a.m.). I am not a fan of time change. I seriously don’t get the point of it. I grew up somewhere (Arizona) that time change doesn’t occur.

So to my Arizona family members who can never quite get the time difference: Starting tomorrow we will be on the same time.

This year’s time change will be interesting for me as Curt and I are out of town with friends.

Yesterday we took the Fun Train to Reno. When we come back tomorrow we will have sprung forward.

fun

We were greeted by car No. 5 on the Reno Fun Train, which I have mistakenly referred to as the Party Train.

This is the advice I like to give (which I am guessing I will pretty much ignore with being out of town) on how to deal with time change:

  • Don’t go to bed too late tonight.
  • Make sure you have breakfast tomorrow morning.
  • Try not to eat a lot of crap. Stick to fruits and veggies as snacks instead of sugary or salty foods.
  • Drinks lots of water today and tomorrow (and every day).
  • Exercise. (Usually I go to my regular yoga class Sunday mornings. I am going to try to do what I call hotel yoga before we head to the morning train out of Reno. Even going for a walk will be helpful.)
  • Keep up the exercise throughout the week, especially on Monday. It will be tough, but well worth it.
  • If you do nap tomorrow (I love my weekend naps), don’t nap too late.
  • If caffeine really affects you, maybe cut back tomorrow and definitely don’t have it too late in the day.
  • Try to start winding your day down an hour before you go to bed tomorrow. If you normally go to bed around 10, then at 9 make sure you are done for the day and ready for Monday’s workday. Do something relaxing for that hour: read a book, knit, lounge, take a bath, do the next item on the list.
  • Maybe try a cup of warm tea, cider or even hot cocoa to get you warm and cozy before bed.
  • Perhaps take Melatonin (a natural supplement). I wouldn’t take this for the first time tomorrow night. You want to make sure it doesn’t make you groggy the next morning. So maybe try it tonight if this will be a first time for you.

Any of my readers have any other suggestions or things they do?

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