Posted on: 01 November 2019
Longer days don’t have to be a bad thing.
When the clocks go back during winter and we get given an extra hour in every day, often people feel more tired, stressed and pressured to do more. This can be made increasingly difficult during the winter months especially, which is why we have collected some tips to help you make the most out of those extra twenty-four hours.
Getting up and getting out
This may not sound appealing on those dark winter mornings, but whatever the season, getting up nice and early can give us a sense of achievement that allows us to be more productive throughout the day. It is also believed that waking up earlier gives us more energy, which can then help us do more exercise; something commonly known to make us feel better. Even a thirty-minute walk can help you feel that little bit more capable of getting on with the day but will also get you on your way to improving your overall health.
Once again, the notion of eating a balanced diet is widely known to improve our health, but few of us actually do it consistently. With the convenience of fast food and ready meals, it is no wonder that we resort to these when we have little energy, but there are ways to get around it. For example, this extra hour in the day could be used to meal prep healthy meals for the week, so that when we do feel overwhelmed, we can reach for these instead of processed food. This will not only make our bodies feel better and brighter but will give us a sense of order for the rest of the week and provides a sense of achievement to continue the rest of the week.
Setting small goals to achieve throughout the day can help make you feel so much more productive, but it can also help you get things done quicker. For instance, if you have one big task to do it can seem daunting but splitting it into very small manageable tasks makes accomplishing it much simpler.
Having this extra time doesn’t have to be a bad thing, and using these tips will hopefully help you feel more productive in those darker winter months.