Every year, it’s the same thing. The time change in the fall is particularly hard on morale. The lack of sun exposure weighs down and it is often difficult to stay positive during the following days.
However, there are a few tricks to make your life easier during this harder period.
Here are 5 tips to help you cope with the time change.
1. GO TO BED EARLY
One of the easiest ways to get through a time change is to get as much sleep as possible. If you are well rested, you may be less irritated by the lack of light.
2. STAY HYDRATED
Hydration is one of the most important factors when it comes to talking about wellness. Rather than pouring yourself a glass of wine after dinner this Saturday to unwind, opt for herbal tea or a tall glass of water. You’ll probably feel fresher the next morning and feel more Zen about the time change.
Moving creates endorphin, the happiness hormone. Whether it’s taking a long walk once a day, taking a few minutes to stretch in the morning before getting up, or going for a regular run, moving will help you feel better about your body.
4. TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF
With the time change and seasonal depression, it’s more important than ever to make time for yourself. Take a bath, have your significant other take care of the kids and relax!
5. RECONNECT WITH NATURE
If the change in time affects you particularly, a good walk in kind could help you regain your morale. The colourful autumn trails, the sound of leaves cracking as you walk, the silence… You’ll feel invigorated!