The practice of Daylight Savings Time certainly has its opponents, and many question whether or not it’s still necessary anymore. But as it comes to its annual end this November, we know we’re looking forward to the return of sunny mornings and an earlier start to the day! Here’s how you can take advantage of brighter mornings, too:
Your cup of coffee: The end of Daylight Savings Time doesn’t necessarily mean an end to busy nights and a lack of our recommended eight hours. Consider moving your morning coffee, tea, breakfast, or other wake-me-ups to your back porch in the early morning sunlight. This added dose of sunlight will help you get your day off to a good start—and with the milder temperatures of fall, it’ll be an altogether pleasant, relaxing experience.
DIY done right: We know not every weekend warrior will get up at the crack of dawn to get started on lawn work and projects around the house—but if you’re an early bird, consider getting your toughest tasks of the day done as soon as the sun is up! You won’t have to drag yourself to work in the middle of the day and you’ll be done quicker; plus, the milder early-morning temperatures and good weather are perfect for hammering out whatever job you need done.
Morning jog: If you’ve been meaning to start your own workout routine, there’s no better time to do it than right when the sun is up! You’ll feel more energized than right after a long day, and you’ll be able to get a workout in before starting other tasks or heading to work. Try walking, jogging or biking in the morning for a beneficial but low-impact way to kick off your fitness routine.