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Surviving Springtime Daylight Saving

Posted by Kayla Palesky on Fri, Mar 8, 2019 @ 17:03 PM

Dallas Courier, Dallas On Demand CouriersI don’t know about you, but it feels like it takes a long time to recover from the holiday season. This is especially true for Dallas on demand couriers, as the holidays are some of the busiest and most challenging times of the year. Large food distribution orders, last minute gift deliveries, and all that Black Friday merchandise has us barely coming up for air most days. With 24 hour operations on top of that, by the time the new year comes around, we’re smoked.


Then it hits you.


The dreaded beginning of Daylight Saving Time. This year on Sunday, March 10th, at 2 AM, all of us, including our Dallas on demand couriers who know the value of one hour, will “lose” an hour in our day.


Sure, we’ll get it back. In eight months. But, just when we thought we were recovered from the holiday season, for a few weeks, we’ll all feel that lost hour. Not to be dramatic, but, HOW WILL WE SURVIVE?


Good question. Here are a few simple ways to survive the beginning if Daylight Saving Time:


  • Get quality rest: Quantity will be lacking, so quality is important. This means you’ll want to shut off the electronics an hour before bed. The blue light emitted from them tells your brain to wake up. You’ll also want to keep the temperature between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the range that docs say is most conducive to sleep. You’ll also want to be sure to cut caffeine after about 2PM. Any closer to bedtime, and you’ll still be feeling the effects of that espresso as you try to snooze.
  • Eat the right foods: Diet is vital to feeling your best, even when you’re tired. Avoid prepackaged and fast foods. They lack nutrients and are packed with sodium, which will only make you feel worse. Aim for whole foods, complex carbs, and lean proteins. Fresh fruit, oatmeal, and chicken breasts are great examples.
  • Get outdoors: As soon as possible after waking, expose yourself to sunlight. This will help reset your body’s circadian rhythm, which controls your sleep and wake cycles. An even better idea is to get outdoors and exercise. Exercise produces happy hormones, and will make the loss of that hour a little more bearable.
  • Delegate: When you have less time in the day, it can lead to stress and incomplete tasks. It’s more important than ever that you delegate. Your friendly Dallas Courier team is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your urgent and scheduled deliveries. Our Dallas on demand couriers can assist you with your transportation and logistics tasks, helping you stay on track despite the time shake up.


You’ll survive Daylight Saving Time, but we want you to thrive. No need to suffer through the lost hour of time next week. Let Dallas Courier assist!


Our services are extensive, including healthcare deliveries, refrigerated transportation, and warehousing and fulfillment options. With a variety of vehicles and a number of team members to operate them, no matter what your delivery need, Dallas Courier has you covered.


Find us online and contact us here. Or you can always give us a phone call at 972.680.8000. We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, helping you work through those pesky side effects of Daylight Saving Time. Contact us now to see what Dallas Courier can do for your business!