Daylight Saving Time: A Gift of Time for You

The clients I work with always say with exasperation when I first speak with them, “I wish I had more time!” Or, “I have too much to do and not enough time!” Or, “There aren’t enough hours in the day!” You get the picture.

There’s great news if you feel the same way!

Once a year, you are gifted with a bit of relief. But if you’re like most folks, you forget that you’ve received this gift until you show up at the wrong time to a function, you turn on a football game and it’s already in progress or you’ve missed it, or someone mentions the time and you realize you forgot. With so many digital devices that automatically change the time, you might not even realize you missed anything.

What’s that gift? The end of Daylight Saving Time. Each year in late fall, we “fall back” one hour to adjust our clocks for Daylight Saving Time. This year, the time change happens at 2:00 A.M. on Sunday, November 1, 2020. The gift is one “extra” hour of time.

When should you change your clocks? You can choose to set your clocks back before you go to bed or when you wake up in the morning. Either way, you’ll get that extra hour.

But that’s not the important question. The most important question to ask is: What do you want to do with that hour?

Fun?

Lounge

Read

Spend quality time with your family

Arrange for a Zoom meetup with loved ones outside of your household?

Self-Care?

Get an extra hour of sleep

Plan healthy meals for the week and create your grocery lists

Work out

Make preliminary plans for your next vacation

Walk

Stretch or meditate

Tasks?

Straighten up your living areas

Hang that wall décor that’s been in boxes for a year

Scrub down the bathrooms and kitchen

Tidy up your landscaping

Start on that project you’ve been putting off

When Daylight Saving Time ends, how will you take advantage of your bonus hour?

About Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO®

As The Inefficiency Assassin™, Time Management Fixer Helene Segura empowers professionals on the go with the tools to slay lost time. Personal inefficiency at work leads to increased stress levels, lower morale, higher absenteeism, more turnover – and rising spending on employee health care and hiring. Why not improve productivity, decrease stress levels, and increase profits instead? The author of four books – two of which were Amazon best-sellers – Helene Segura has been the featured organization expert in more than 200 media interviews. She has coached hundreds of clients to productivity success and performance improvement by applying neuroscience and behavioral modification techniques to wipe out destructive, time-wasting habits. Helene turns time management on its head by sharing both client case studies and pop culture examples to teach her mind-bending framework for decreasing interruptions, distractions and procrastination so that companies can spend more time generating revenue.

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