Thanks to technology, most of us don’t even have to think about setting back our clocks anymore. Sometime during the night while we’re fast asleep our smartphones effortlessly do it for us, and our alarms go off Sunday morning with deft precision.
So even though we don’t need to tell you to manually set your clocks back before you go to bed on Saturday, we’re reminding you about Daylight Saving Time this weekend because it’s still a time of adjustments.
As the mornings get brighter, and the evenings become darker, it’s a natural time to start a new routine. We all relish that extra hour of sleep when the clocks change, but this is also the perfect time of year to make use of the new morning light.
You know that once you step out the door, peace and quiet are a distant memory. So why not use the extra morning light to carve out time for prayer or time with God? It may be just what you need before morning rush hour.
For families with kids, all adjustments or changes in the routine can be a struggle. To avoid having your kids waking up an hour early on Sunday, now is a great time to start putting the kids to bed 15 minutes later than usual. By the time Saturday rolls around they’ll be used to going to bed an hour later. Also, it might be a good idea to make sure the room isn’t too bright in the morning. The good news is that Halloween is Saturday night so chances are the kids won’t be in bed on time anyway.
Whether you take advantage of the extra hour in the morning or the extra hour of sleep at night, knowing in advance and having a plan is key.