Studies show that it takes about a week to adjust to Daylight Savings Time. However, even after that point, there are still adverse affects on productivity.
There are a few ways to combat the Daylight Savings slump:
1. Get a good night’s sleep
Take this time to go bed a little earlier than usual. If you get up earlier, you’ll have more time while the suns out to get things done.
2. Soak up the sun while you can
Getting plenty of sunlight will not only keep you energized, but also keep your sleep schedule on track.
3. Keep Moving
Coffee can only do so much. Try getting up from your desk a few times during the day, stretch, or do a lap around the office. Any way you can add movement to your routine will make a difference.
4. Turn on some tunes
The noise will not only knock your brain back into work mode, it’ll also keep you from dosing off when it’s dark out.
5. Save your easiest tasks for last
Answering emails, scheduling meetings, updating spreadsheets, and all other non-urgent to-do’s can wait until the end of the day and can even be done from your bed.
We will gain an hour back when we spring forward March 10, 2019.
Maddie Ray is a senior studying journalism.