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Summer time: the 5 steps to prepare and face it in the best possible way

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The time change represents a moment of discomfort every year. Let's find out how to prepare to better manage it.

Like every year, the fateful moment of the arrival of summer time is about to approach.
A change that is easy to make but which always has repercussions on the body and mood. The abrupt change of pace (even if only for an hour), in fact leads to some discomforts that are too often underestimated but which, instead, have a certain importance.
From a bad mood, to slower digestion, to difficulty falling asleep, daylight saving time can be a real obstacle to everyday life . And all with problems that can last from one to two weeks. Luckily, it's enough to prepare in time to change things and get ready for this annual event. So let's find out how to avoid the negative effects of the time change.

Summer time: the steps to welcome it without inconvenience

The time change is always a delicate moment that touches us twice a year. Summer time allows us to enjoy an extra hour of light but at the expense of less sleep and many other small inconveniences which, although not evident (at least not immediately), should not be underestimated.

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These include drowsiness, a sort of jet-lag effect , poor concentration, anxiety, depression, poor digestion and difficulty falling asleep. All effects that also lead to mood alterations, giving a state of irritability that we would all gladly do without. To achieve this, it is therefore important to anticipate and prepare in order to be ready.

Mark the rhythms of the day

Setting yourself a pace to follow that is always the same (wherever possible) is a good way to get your body used to better experiencing subsequent changes. In particular, it is important to always get up and go to sleep at the same time and to have meals at well-staggered times of the day. A good rhythm helps the mind to relax and experience any micro changes better.

Go to bed earlier

The days before the time change, it can be useful to go to bed a little earlier . You can start by anticipating the moment by 10 minutes and then increase it a little every day until you get to the first hour which will then be the one that will be missing with the change of the hour. An easy way to get the body used to the time change and to avoid obvious sleep disturbances. In this regard, it can be very useful to implement all the rules for good sleep hygiene , in order to improve it and not have any suffering in this field.

Do physical activity

The change of time, according to various studies, increases the production of melatonin. Which happens especially when he goes to sleep late. Doing physical activity (even half-hour brisk walks are fine) helps to moderate its production by helping to counteract the drowsiness you feel in the following days.

Eat more lightly

Nutrition is always of some importance. Starting immediately to fill up on vitamins and mineral salts, preferring a healthy and balanced diet, is therefore the best way to approach the time change without problems. Also, having a light dinner will help you sleep better. Which, as we have already seen, is particularly important.


Indulging in moments of pure relaxation is also a good way to help the mood. And what's better than meditation? Taking even just 15 minutes a day can be really valuable for mood purposes and give the body the energy it needs.

By following these very simple steps, daylight saving time will be much easier to deal with and will not bring the usual inconveniences. All for a quality of life that will remain identical and without unnecessary jolts.

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