It’s that time again, advancing our clocks by one hour so that light extends into the evening hours, otherwise known as daylight saving time.

The time change will force us to spring forward and advance our clocks one hour Sunday. Waking up Monday mornings may not be so easy for some; having lost an hour of precious sleep will make it even harder.

How time changes actually affect you depends on your own personal health, sleep habits and lifestyle.

Prepare yourself and your family to make the transition a bit smoother. Some ideas include reducing or eliminating caffeine and alcohol, exercising several hours before bedtime, creating calming rituals before bed to gradually relax yourself, and wearing ear plugs and eye masks.

Get prepared for the change.

Rocky Hill Choir anniversary

Rocky Hill African Methodist Episcopal Church, 151 Rocky Hill Road, Amite, will host its first choir anniversary April 11 at 6 p.m. at the church. For information or for details about the event, call (225) 777-4847.

Chapel Family, Friends Day

Morris Chapel Church of God in Christ, 1328 McDaniel Road, Amite, invites you to be its guest at Family and Friends Day at the church at 2 p.m. March 22. The service will feature the Morris Chapel Sanctuary Choir. Guest soloist will be gospel recording artist Gail Fly, of New Orleans, and the guest speaker will be Bishop Michael L. Smith, of New Covenant Christian Center of Baker, along with his music ministry. Call (985) 748-7737.

Mount Everett anniversary

Mount Everett African Methodist Episcopal Church, at 4280 La. 37, Greensburg, will host a church anniversary program at 2 p.m. March 22.

The speaker for the event will be the Rev. Norwert Hill Sr., from Greater Mount Olive Church in Independence.

Call (225) 222-6820.

Contact Stephanie Warren by phone at (985) 517-4869 or email swarren@theadvocate.com.