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How to cope with early darkness in Seattle

Daylight Saving Time’s end will only make things dimmer.

A view of King Street Station in Seattle during a foggy night with the clock tower shining above a train platform

King Street Station sure gets moody sometimes.

Photo by @emslens_1714

Wait, we’re not ready yet — this weekend marks the end of Daylight Saving Time, which means setting all the clocks back an hour starting at 2 a.m. Sunday. (Yes, we still have to do that despite national lawmakers leaning toward ending the practice altogether by next March.)

Rather than raging against the dying of the light, we have ways to illuminate your fall and winter.

Get a glow up

TUO: The Circadian Smart Bulb | UW authored a 2020 study that found specific light colors are just as important as brightness in impacting circadian rhythms. It licensed the tech to a startup which now makes a bulb that aims to reset your body clock.

Mosaic Lamp from Harold’s Lighting | Another bright idea — get a beautiful, handcrafted piece from a third generation-owned local biz and complement it with some houseplants.

Sweat it out

Seattle Bouldering Project | Fight seasonal affective disorder with exercise at this Beacon Hill rock climbing gym. There are uplifting options for every skill level.

Flow in the Dark | This periodic Yerbana yoga class at Flow Fitness studio in Fremont features glow-in-the-dark body paint and glow sticks. Check the page periodically for an updated schedule each week.

Just treat yo’self

Goodies from Temple Pastries | $3-45
Croissants here are as light as can be, but don’t sleep on all the Central District bakery’s fluffy Kouign-amann or delectable apple hazelnut tart.

Sweaters from Pipe & Row | $75+
Nothing can sass old man winter like fine knitwear — this Fremont boutique has stylish options for all kinds of bright personalities.

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