It’s Daylight Saving Time! Did you remember to turn your clocks back an hour last night?
I love this time of year for the extra hour of sleep, but it’s also a great time to add an hour of productivity to the day! Here are some ideas to make it productive AND healthy.
Make a real breakfast
High in fiber, low in fat, and lots of protein: that’s your goal! Take the extra hour to make a mouthwatering breakfast to kick your day off right. Go for some fresh fruit with yogurt, a whole wheat bagel or toast, and eggs.
Your body is probably on a pre-DST schedule until spring. Remember that time you always say you don’t have to hit the gym? You’ve just found it! Use the extra time to try out new workouts until you find your soulmate fitness program/routine.
The weather right now is perfect for long walks. Find a nearby nature trail, stroll your neighbourhood, or hop on a bike and ride around your city. You’re bound to find a new favourite coffee shop, store, or park.
Health is not just about the body, it’s also important to let your mind take a break once in awhile. Use the hour as “me time” to meditate or just sit quietly, being mindful of your breathing. You could even find a place to sit outside (by the water, in a park, etc.) and just listen to the sounds of nature. Taking time out of your day to relax is essential to living a well-balanced life.