Daylight Savings Tips: Don’t Overdraw Your Time Account


By Megan Koester

As if life wasn’t hectic enough already, daylight savings ends and clocks change on November 6. With one less hour of sunlight, it’ll feel even harder to stay healthy and remain productive—sunshine, after all, is a great motivator, and the fact that it’s dark out when you get home after work doesn’t help matters.

Your morning starts with a rushed flurry of activity, there’re dozens of emails to go through in the afternoon, and after a long day, all you want to do is put on PJs and chill—but a mountain of more work beckons. A mother’s work is, indeed, never done.

Following these easy-to-do tips will help you maximize your time (and, in turn, make it possible to binge-watch your favorite shows guilt-free):

Have a Smooth Morning

When daylight savings ends and your clocks change, your day starts an hour later—and although you got some extra sleep, you feel like even more of a zombie than usual. To wake yourself up, blend a quick, delicious, easy breakfast smoothie with the Magic Bullet High-Speed Mixer by NutriBullet and head out the door. Using frozen berries and greens will maximize your time even more, and they’re just as nutritious as the fresh stuff.

Work Out Indoors

It’s too cold (not to mention dark, and therefore dangerous) to jog outdoors at night . . . so why not bring the workout inside? If you’re worried your workouts will suffer in the fall, stress less with a Proform Performance 400i Treadmill, which comes decked out with a heart rate monitor and 18 different workout apps. As an added bonus, it folds up to save space. Clocks change . . . so can your workout routine!

Dry in Half the Time

Leaving the house with wet hair when it’s chilly outside isn’t a very good idea . . . blow drying your locks in the morning, however, is always such a time-consuming task.

Want to get dry in a snap? The Ghd Air Hairdryer uses the power of ions to make your hair softer and smoother than traditional hairdryers, and in half the time. Which gives you more minutes to work on the rest of your appearance.

Look Fresh in a Snap

Kiehl's Since 1851 Skin Tone Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream from Neiman MarcusOnce the clocks change for daylight savings, you have even less natural light in the morning to apply makeup.

A BB cream acts as a concealer and foundation, eliminating the need to spend time in front of the mirror applying both products.

Kiehl’s Skin Tone Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream comes in a variety of shades and provides SPF 50 coverage, letting you get out the door in a snap . . . looking way more rested than you might actually be.

Healthy Food From Home

No time to go to the store and pick up healthy food? There’s an even easier alternative to fast food: FreshDirect, which stocks thousands of food items—as well as prepared dishes—and delivers them straight to your door. Because you may as well save some money along with your time, right?

Start your day with a nutrious smoothie, and you'll forget that the sun hasn't even risen yet. Click here to scope out a NutriBullet 8-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System on Rakuten!


5 Books About Technology Every Tech Fan Should Read

Technology is great, but books about technology are just as cool. Here are five of the best.

Defrost Your Fashion: 5 Wardrobe Essentials You Need

Winter wardrobe essentials pair with great spring fashion for weather-appropriate looks.

Five Fall Trends: Accessories You Have to Have for 2015

Discover fall trends to nail this season's style with accessories like earrings, bags, scarves, and more.

Running Tips and Fitness Gadgets to Get Ready for Fall

Check out these fall running tips and fitness gadgets that will prepare all runners for a new season.