We are springing forward our clocks this weekend, and that means summer is getting closer. In our opinion, the long days and the extra sunshine is so worth that one night with an hour less of sleep. Our favorite time of the year is approaching quickly, and that means the water will soon be warm enough for tubing and whitewater rafting! Here are some things to remember this year for daylight savings time.
Get to sleep a little earlier.
Losing an hour of sleep can really impact your day, so it is important to try and get to bed a little earlier than you normally would. Stay just as productive and well-rested as you normally would by outsmarting the system! If you’ve had a long week, treat yourself – going to bed two hours early couldn’t hurt!
Prepare for a dark early morning.
Since the time is springing forward, the sun will be in its 5:00 AM position, as we previously knew it, at 6:00 AM. This will gradually level out as the days get longer up until June 21st, but don’t expect the sun to be beaming through your bedroom window on your early morning. The extended sunshine comes during the evening hours.
Change the clocks.
Reset all of your clocks in your home before going to sleep Saturday night, March 7. Change the wall clocks, oven clocks, microwave clocks, alarm clocks, and watches. This will save you a lot of confusion in the morning after your phone alarm wakes you up at the right time since smartphones are programmed to reset themselves.
Take advantage of the extended sunshine by taking an outdoor walk in the park instead of the treadmill, enjoy a family dinner on the back patio, or host an evening backyard game of bocce, kickball, or football with friends and family. Longer days allow us to spend more time in the great outdoors with the people we love. Don’t let a sunny evening go to waste!
River Rat looks forward to hosting you, your friends, and your family this summer. Consider booking your tubing or rafting adventure ahead of time to expedite your wait time! We know you want to get on the water ASAP, and this feature on our website will allow you to!