Yesterday many of us adjusted our clocks for daylight savings time. While it is fairly easy to change our clocks —most even automatically make the switch— our bodies usually have a more challenging time. We may find ourself abnormally tired after losing a precious hour of sleep.
Whenever we have to “spring forward,” there is always talk of eliminating daylight savings time. There are some good arguments for keeping it as well. One of the biggest arguments for keeping daylight savings time is that we have been doing it for years and most people are unaffected by it after a day or two or three 🙂 It is a habit, and habits are hard to break.
It is easier to go with the flow and remain with the status quo. This is true for our everyday choices as well. Whether that is continuing to watch the Netflix show which was begun automatically instead of going to the gym or going to bed (both are important!), taking the elevator with your coworkers instead of opting for the stairs, or ordering your regular pizza for an event instead of making a nutritious meal because it’s easier. These choices become habits that are hard to change.
If you’re looking to alter some habits that aren’t supporting your health, begin by taking small incremental steps. Change is challenging, but good things often challenge you. If it still seems overwhelming or you have no idea where to begin, don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for some help from a health coach or fitness professional.
Thanks for reading. I hope you have a safe and healthy week.