5 Ways to Use Your Daylight Savings Time Extra Hour



This weekend daylight savings time ends and we fall back. We all love that initial daylight savings time extra hour and that extra hour of sleep! What if we keep appreciating that extra hour as a daily bonus? Here are 5 ways we can use that extra hour for our priorities.

1. Exercise

We never feel like we have time to exercise! Think about adding one hour of walking, cardio or other exercise to you day. You can break this into 2 segments, morning and evening too.

2. Reading

How many magazines and books are accumulating in your  home? Take one hour for your reading pleasure.

3. Family Meal

Life is busy and we seldom have time for a meal together. Family meals promote communication and cohesiveness.

4. Sleep

Keep heading to bed early so you can rise and shine with an extra hour of sleep each night.

5. Planning

Use your extra hour for planning time. Whether it is your weekly planning or family meeting, adding in planning time makes your life less stressful and more meaningful.

How will you use your extra hour?

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4 replies
  1. Nicki Woo
    Nicki Woo says:

    All wonderful tips! Hopefully with the holidays around the corner it will added incentive to eat together, get our rest, exercise and find time to sit back and READ. Love all of these. If I can incorporate them all into my life, I will be a happier person! Thanks!!!

  2. Linda Samuels
    Linda Samuels says:

    Nice suggestions, Ellen. It’s always so odd to me when we adjust our clocks forwards or backwards. Not everyone participates in Daylight Savings Time.

    That extra hour I used to stay up a little later last night, read, and sleep in a bit longer this morning. I’m amazed at how dark it is right now at not quite 6pm.

    How did you use your extra hour?

  3. Ellen
    Ellen says:

    I used my extra hour to play with my granddaughter. My plan is to continue using this time for exercise through the winter. Thanks for sharing!

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