Top 5 Tips to Survive Daylight Savings Time

It’s that time of the year. The leaves are falling, the apple cider is brewing, pies are baking and the pumpkin spice lattes are back. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the fall, there lurks the phenomenon of DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME. I get it. Some people cheer, others may groan. As a mom with five children, it can be a challenge to get the kiddies up, dressed, and fed for the day. I also commute to work. Now are saying that I have to change up my routine a bit? I feel you. It can be a challenge. Here are my top five tips for surviving the time change!

1. Plan ahead as much as possible for the whole week. This will help you ease into it much easier. Take a piece of paper, jot down 5 breakfast and 5 dinners. This will help you not run around the week of the daylight savings change wondering what you will prepare. I also use my crock pot and rice cooker often. They are my “friends.” If you do not have one, I recommend the
crock pot that I use found here. If you are looking for a rice cooker click the link. =) You might already do this. If so, good for you! You have step one done.

2. Keep your makeup (if you wear it) simple and handy. I will do a short tutorial about my easy peasy makeup looks from day to night soon. I have a basic look that I do daily and it involves very little makeup and yet looks good. It will help you feel better and actually look good while your body adjusts. More than any makeup, a good moisturizer such as this one found here. It will do the trick! There are days when I am feeling tired and a good moisturizer helps me feel refreshed. I also use a good mascara and a blush/highlighter. A nice lip gloss or lipstick works wonders!

3. Drink a lot of water and practice self-care. This is one of my favorite tips. I do this as often as possible. Water helps your body flush out toxins, hydrate you and also helps keep your mind alert. Self-care is taking care of you. This varies for many people, but it is so important to do. Yoga/stretching, massage, meditation, prayer, positive thinking, essential oils, affirmations, reading, exercise, laughter, a good walk, a hot cup of herbal tea helps so much with the mind-body connection. I am a big fan!

4. Eat nourishing foods. Your body may be frazzled. Your mind may be tired this week. Feed your mind, body, and spirit nourishing and healthy things. While comfort food may draw us, it can also drain us and deplete us more when we are adjusting to new systems and cycles.

5. Have some fun! Having fun is helpful in releasing stress and rebalancing our days. Work/play balance is important. Carve out some time for you to have some fun amidst your busy week.

Enjoy your week! Let me know which of these tips are your favorite and which you will focus on this week. I would love to hear your comments below!

Saludos y adios,

Vanessa xoxoxo

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