Ah yes, the day after time change.
I feel your pain. You’re groggy, you’re cranky, and can’t get enough coffee today. Half of the office clocks are wrong, and you just want to curl up in a ball under your desk Costanza-style.
How on earth can we make up for that lost hour?
Step 1: Stop whining about how tired you are.
It doesn’t help. In fact, it just makes things worse. Your mind is a very powerful and believes what you want to believe. Just like Steve Jobs with his “reality distortion field” you create your own when you tell yourself, “I’m tired. I’m so tired. I feel like crap. I’m so, so tired.”
Stop that! Think positive. Negativity only leads to MORE negativity.
Let’s make a deal; I won’t whine if you won’t whine okay? Good.
Step 2: Get more sleep.
Crazy thought, I know. It doesn’t matter how you get it—just get it. Sleep on your lunch hour, take the afternoon off, go to bed early tonight, come in late tomorrow, whatever works for you.
Step 3: Eat foods that boost your energy.
You know what these are: fruit, veggies, water, you know, healthy stuff. Might want to put down the Poptart or donut. That is definitely not helping your energy level. And I don’t recommend three cups of coffee and a Dr. Pepper. Not that I know this from personal experience or anything.
Step 4: Cut yourself some slack.
It will take some time for your body to adjust. You’re not a robot. Give it a week. You’ll be fine. You’ve been through all this before.
Step 5: If you hate Daylight Savings Time, do something about it.
Here is a petition to congress to stop it. I’m not a fan, and I’ve signed it. You could also move to Arizona as they don’t have time change.
Remember, no more whining. If I catch you whining, I WILL send you Nickelback and William Hung videos.
Any other tips for how to make up for that lost hour?