It’s almost that time of the year again, when we all must remember how to reset each clock in our homes and cars, or run the risk of wasting precious time one of our most limited resources. Commonly remembered with the phrases “fall back” or “fall behind” , the approaching November time change can be confusing and discombobulating to many. Forgetting about daylight saving entirely or missing just one clock is very common, but will guarantee you the frustration of getting up or showing up a whole hour earlier than you actually need to. The eight month period of Daylight saving is designed to allow for energy savings and the benefits of later and longer daylight hours throughout the seasons. We return to Standard time Sunday November 7th at 2 a.m. by setting clocks back 1 hour standard time.
5 Time Change tips
- Set a reminder for yourself to ensure that you will remember to reset clocks before going to bed Sunday night.
- If you own a car reset the clock on your last trip of the day on Sunday, this way Monday morning it matches all of your other clocks and cant cause any confusion.
- Many mobile phones will update changes automatically, some while on and others that reset time when started up after time change. Be sure to check your mobile phone for time settings details.
- Remember your wristwatch
- Begin Winding down for bed a little early Sunday night to allow your body to adjust to the time change gently, and to be really good to yourself continue earlier bedtimes for a week or so.
* My last tip on Daylight Saving Time reminders is by far the most important. Please take this opportunity to check/change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors at each time change. This small task is far too often overlooked, but could actually save your family, home, and even your life in the event of a fire.