Make the most of the extra hour when Daylight Saving Time finally kicks in.

With Spring on the horizon, Daylight Saving Time is basically, not really, but essentially here. Once it starts on March 10th, an extra hour of sunlight will be added to each day. “What to do with all that sun?” Panic not, this guide will get your ready to enjoy daylight saving time to the fullest.

First things first, why is this happening?

We shift our clocks to make the most of the day’s working hours, “An Act to preserve daylight and provide standard time for the United States,” as dictated in Original U.S. Law. [Click here] Imagine, each state having their own regulations for daylight saving time, road trips would be a nuisance, but that’s how it used to be before the standard was set in 1966.

For procrastinators and productive doers Daylight Saving Time is beneficial to everyone.

These days, most of our clocks are digital and our alarms are on our phones. When the time change finally happens, keep this in mind and reset your alarms to back 30 minutes to slide in some extra sleep. At the end of the day, give yourself an extra 30 minutes et voilà you’ve used up your extra hour.

When to shower?

Whether you think it’s better to shower in morning or at night, the great debate is solved thanks to Daylight Saving Time. Scrub-a-dub twice a day, 30 minutes each round, and the time you previously spent in the shower having existential thoughts or rehearing your auditions for the voice.

Procrastinators, now’s the time to wait.

There’s never been a more perfect time to procrastinate than during daylight saving time. That’s an whole hour for you to decide if you want to begin the assignment or not.

Embrace the change.

A shift in your sleep schedule can make you feel grumpy or unprepared even if you’re able to get the full 8 hours. Now until March 10th, adjust your sleep schedule by a few minutes until the change is complete. It’s a great way to help your kids prepare their bodies for the sudden jump. Since there’s more light at night, enjoy as much as you can during the day, and in the evenings, retreat indoors to dimly lit spaces to help you settle in for a good night’s sleep. And, if you’re not already doing so, it may be best to ease up on the caffeine.

 

No matter what you do with your extra 60 minutes, remember it’s daylight saving time (SVO word order) not daylight-savings time, and it kicks in at 2:00 am on March 10.