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Our Real-Life Hacks for Daylight Savings Time
Wellness
Published Friday Nov 02, 2018 by Brittany Raine

Our Real-Life Tips for Tackling Daylight Savings Time

Motivation

It’s time to turn that clock back an hour….again. But are you feeling a little out of whack even though you just gained an extra hour of sleep? Maybe it’s the whole “brighter earlier + shorter, darker days” thing that throws you off. Who knew this yearly 60-minute change could make such a difference in our routine? If you are anything like me, “falling back” really puts a wrench in my schedule (but let’s be honest, those late fall sunsets sure are beautiful).  

Here are four wellness tips and real-life hacks that can help you adapt to Daylight Savings Time:

 

Make gradual shifts as needed.

The hour difference can mess with your sleep schedule. And if you’re one of the 164 million Americans who suffer from not getting the appropriate amount of slumber, changing the clock can become an issue. Allow yourself time to adjust. If the extra morning sunlight is disruptive, maybe it’s time to invest in a luxurious sleep mask. Or if it hurts to keep your eyes open before your usual bedtime because it’s so dark out, don’t fight it! Welcome those extra hours of zzzz’s until you feel like your body is back on track. 

 

Implement a nighttime ritual that feels natural. 

The struggle can be real when it comes to embracing Daylight Savings Time. One *major* thing that helps me find solace when the sky is dark by 6pm? My nighttime ritual—specifically my bedtime ritual. It always keeps me on track and helps me unwind after a long workday. Accept the shorter sunny hours by getting cozy before hitting the sheets. Take time to rest and relax. Ditch technology and unwind with a book. Or diffuse some of your favorite essential oils. These two things alone help me adapt in a routine that feels right to me.   

 

Stick to your workout schedule—or find a new fitness class.

Does the extra hour of darkness throw off your fitness game? If you’re having a hard time getting back into your regular workout schedule, try scheduling a new class at a new studio on the MINDBODY app. It can add a little extra excitement to your calendar! Maybe the morning daylight has you all about those sun salutations at an early morning meditation session. Or do colder nights have you warming up to hot yoga? I always like to add a different exercise (or two) to my routine when the seasons (and the clocks) change.

 

Don’t forget to go outside! 

Though the temperature might be dipping down as winter approaches, make the most of the daylight that is left by going out into the great outdoors. Whether it’s a quick walk during lunch, a Saturday afternoon hike, or a brisk walk with your dog, spending time outside in the sunlight (even if it is a little chillier!) is one easy way to help your body adjust to seasonal jet lag. A few steps and some fresh air can make a huge difference in your day.  
 

Brittany Raine MINDBODY
Written by
Brittany Raine
Consumer Content Program Manager
About the author
A free-spirited farmgirl from New York, Brittany traded her job as a journalist and newspaper editor for the San Diego sunshine. Brittany now leads the curation of all creative content. There are rumors she was Middle Earth's warrior elven queen in a past life.
Goat Cheese Ball healthy recipe
Wellness
Published Tuesday Jan 21, 2020 by Mckenzie Hathaway

Goat "Cheese" Ball

Recipes
Food

Did you know you can make mouth-watering “fake” cheese with macadamia nuts? Yes, macadamia nuts. If you’re craving that creamy consistency but your stomach isn’t down for dairy, try out this recipe inspired by Simple Vegan Blog

Ingredients
  • 1 cup of macadamia nuts (soaked overnight)
  • 1 1/2 lemon 
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp raw virgin olive oil
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon pink Himalayan salt 
Directions
  • Place the macadamia nuts into a bowl and cover with water to soak for at least 7 hours. 
  • Drain and wash macadamia nuts before placing it in a high-speed blender (I use my refurbished Vitamix). 
  • Add lemon juice, garlic cloves, olive oil, water, and blend for about two minutes until extremely thick.
  • Slowly add in the lemon juice, followed by rosemary, salt, and any additional seasoning that you desire.
  • In a large bowl, lay out a cheesecloth that will hold the macadamia mixture. Make sure your cheesecloth is large enough to hold the entire mixture. It will be very thick, so scoop it from the blender into the cloth that is within the bowl.
  • Once in the cloth, in the bowl, wrap the mixture up in the cloth into a ball. With an elastic band, tie the top so the mixture is in a tight bowl. It should be a large softball size.
  • Squeeze out any extra liquid and place the cheese ball in the fridge for at least 14 hours(I left mine for about 24 hours, and it was perfect). 
  • When you are ready to bake this bad boy, preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F.
  • Grease a baking pan with olive oil, well. Don’t make my mistakebe sure to put enough oil! 
  • Carefully unwrap the cheese ball from the cloth and shape into a perfect round ball.
  • Place on the very greased pan and bake for 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown. However, check it about halfway. You may need to turn down the oven for the final 20 minutes. If your cheese is cracking while golden brown, that is perfect! 

Once taken out of the oven, it’s ready to serve. It will be difficult to transfer – so if you can decorate the pan and serve directly on it with crackers and veggies that’s what I recommend.

Mckenzie Hathaway MINDBODY
Written by
Mckenzie Hathaway
Media & PR Specialist
About the author
From working at a fashion magazine to taking on the tech industry, Mckenzie is passionate about all things Public Relations. Outside of the office, you will find her trail running, swimming in the ocean, or creating plant-based recipes as she heals her body from autoimmune diseases.