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Spring Forward for Daylight Savings: Ways to Make Up for Lost Time

Written by Sharon Lindell  |  08. March 2014

Well, the northern hemisphere is beginning to tilt toward the sun, which means Spring is on its way. Maybe you have been noticing the sunlight around 6am, well you will get more of that sunlight on Sunday.

This Sunday you will need to move your clocks forward an hour and head to wherever you are going an hour earlier. Although it is a weekend, some people entering into Monday an hour behind!

So, when you lose that hour, how can you make up for lost time? How can you make the transition as easy as possible? Check out how you can make up for lost time this Daylight Savings.

  • Go to Bed an Hour Early: This is the easiest way to make up for the lost hour is by getting the hour back the night before.
  • Set All Your Clocks Right Before You Go to Bed: Instead of running around the next morning to change all the clocks, do it the night before.
  • Don't Forget Your Car Has a Clock: At 6 a.m. on Monday morning, you can really fool yourself into thinking it is 5 a.m.
  • Be Thankful You Don't Have to Change Your Phone or Computer Clock: These devices will luckily update for you.
  • Worried About Alarms Not Going Off?: Set your alarms through your phone. If you phone updates to the time, the alarms will always go off at the proper time (also if you lose power).

Ultimately, do not get too upset about the loss of time. Give yourself a day or two to adjust. And remember, if you really miss that hour, you will get it back in the Fall.

How will you make up for lost time on Sunday? Have any tips on working through the Daylight Saving blues? Tell us in the comments below!

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