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November 3, 2019

Use Daylight Savings Time to Your Advantage

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Let me ask you a question. Would you like to wake up an hour earlier? There’s so much to do in the day and it’s really tough to fit it all in. If only you had one more hour then that’d make it all better.

Well, here’s your chance! In the United States we just began this thing called Daylight savings time. Basically, the clock moves back one hour overnight, making 7am feel like 8am and giving us all an extra hour of rest. Well, let’s use this time to help us into waking up an hour earlier!

Time is relative and we calibrate very quickly to any changes in it. The world will operate exactly as it did before, and it’s easy to get caught up in returning to the way things were with your own personal timing.  What I propose is that we use the momentum we picked up from an extra hour of rest, and make a positive change to our routine.

Do we require Daylight savings to initiate this change? Of course not. You could pick any day in the year to change a habit. But, what choosing Daylight savings does is it gives us that little extra advantage to be successful, and serves as day one in our commitment to the new habit. 

Personally, I am taking this opportunity to get to work an hour and a half earlier than I normally do, hoping that it will free up more time at the end of my day and help me achieve a better work-life balance. What will you use Daylight Savings to accomplish?

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