How To

How to adjust for your best winter yet

A fool-proof guide to the end of daylight savings.

Written by Gantri Editorial Team

Nov 03, 2021

It is once again time to set back those clocks and settle in for the winter. As great as that extra bit of sleep sounds, the end of daylight savings can wreak havoc on our bodies and minds. Falling back an hour can cause a disruption in our routine leading to broken habits, lower energy and a lack of productivity.

Here at Gantri, we’ve compiled a few tips to help you adjust to the time-change and have your best winter yet.

Establish a nighttime routine

A seamless adjustment is all about good habits. Ease into things by starting your evening routine a few days before the time-change. In the evening, take some time to wind down with a warm shower or a good book. An hour before bed, make sure you dim your lights. Try TRAY Table Light on your nightstand for the perfect glow and effortless storage for your bedtime essentials.

TRAY Table Light by Silvon

Start fresh

Set the new season off right with a clean slate. Who says a deep clean has to wait until Spring? Get out the vacuum, catch up on your dusting and donate items you no longer need. A fresh space will keep any stress at bay as you prepare for the time-change.

Prioritize comfort

Comfort is a key element of staying relaxed and getting proper rest. Stay comfortable by choosing the light fixtures that compliment your space and utilize dimmers to reduce eye strain and fatigue. Check out this blog post for more tips on how to create a calm environment at home.

Buddy Table Light by Mona Sharma

Boost productivity naturally

As part of our human circadian rhythm, as the sun goes down and lighting darkens – we feel more tired. With less daylight in the winter, layer your lighting to mimic how it appears in nature to boost your energy and keep productivity on track. Start with a dimmable base piece like Cantilever Floor Light. Then add a task light for on-demand focus like Buddy Table Light.

Maskor Table Light by Muka

Choose warm lighting

At Gantri, we always recommend warm lighting but it's especially important as winter looms. Gantri’s LED bulbs create natural, warm illumination that stimulates restfulness, helping you wind down for the day and get a good night’s sleep. Try a fan favorite like Maskor Table Light for the ultimate warm glow.