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October 30, 2015

Time Saving Tips for the Time Change

The end of Daylight Savings Time is upon us. For most of us, this means missing out on a bit of sunlight at the end of the day, and breaking out the blackout curtains to combat the early-morning sun.

You could also use this seasonal inconvenience as an opportunity to start some awesome new habits, and make the most out of falling back. Here are some tips to get the most out of the time change:

Get up earlier:
It can be tempting to take advantage of that extra hour and get a little more shut eye over the weekend, but if you keep up with your normal sleeping pattern think of how much you could get done. Beat rush hour, get your workout Obviously this is a hard one to stick to, but since the time change happens on a Sunday, this provides you with an excellent chance to test this out. On top of simply being more productive, getting up earlier will help you take in a little extra sunlight since you are losing out on it in the evenings.

Maximize your sleep:
When you are well rested, you are significantly more productive and focussed, helping you to be more efficient and productive with your time. Even if you are getting up earlier, so is the sun and so are all the noise-making critters that make it impossible to sleep through the first hours of daylight. Sleep is critical for your health and productivity, so even though it may feel a little selfish, investing in your rest has huge benefits.

Blackout curtains, white noise machines and temperature regulators can all help you get better rest. Beddit and Misfit have come up with some really cool ways to monitor your sleep so you can make sure you are getting the most out of your time in bed.

Stop losing your stuff:
As the days get shorter, our tendency to lose things like keys, wallets and phones goes up, and nothing eats up more time than looking for your misplaced stuff. There are many reasons for this (less daylight, more clothing, holiday parties, etc), but the fact remains - statistically we lose more things in the winter than any other time of year, so it’s best to be a proactive about keeping track of your easy-to-lose items. We suggest using Tile to easily locate anything that you may misplace during this busy and high-risk season.

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