Express Care

Preparing for Daylight Savings

Let's Do This

November begins tomorrow which means Daylight Savings is just around the corner. While some of us might be excited about gaining an extra hour of sleep, others may be worried about the lost hour of daylight.  

To help both you and your young person stay motivated, even when it gets darker earlier, you can work together to ensure you’re taking care of yourselves. Here are a few tips to share with kids to help make this time of the year a bit easier: 

  • Spend a couple of minutes outside each day – Going outdoors for some fresh air can boost your mood. These extra minutes can be as simple as arriving at the bus stop a bit earlier or taking a leisurely walk to the mailbox. 
  • Create an evening routine – Plan a self-care activity to look forward to each night, like reading a chapter of a book or doing a relaxing face mask.  
  • Add movement to your day – Exercise releases endorphins that make you feel good. Find a physical activity that you enjoy, whether it's running a mile or doing some stretching.  
  • Stay hydrated – Drinking water is beneficial and helps you stay alert. If you start feeling sleepy earlier due to daylight saving, try increasing your water intake. 

Stay Inspired

Give one of these tips a try with your young person and see if it makes a difference. For more advice regarding Daylight Savings, check out this article from Everyday Health.