8 Ways To Make The Most Of The Extra Hour From Daylight Saving Time
Although the days get darker and the weather gets colder, we’re always relieved when changing the clocks doesn’t mean losing an hour of precious shuteye. What’s better than your ordinary lazy Sunday? A 25-hour Sunday.
Here are 8 things you can do to take full advantage of the extra hour you will have on your clocks:
Make a 5-star Breakfast
If you’re the type of person that can’t even fathom how people wake up in time to make their own breakfast as you’re waiting in line at Starbucks, this extra hour is for you. Craving something sweet instead of the stale blueberry scone you usually order? Whip up our favorite banana pancakes recipe. And if you really can’t figure out how your oven works because your cereal-filled cabinet has kept you from cooking in years, find some ultimate boozy brunch recommendations by city right here. Bottoms up!
Start a New Show
Winter is coming, literally. Another hour, another reason to start a new binge-watching marathon. Are you already caught up with Game of Thrones? Start a new series. Our recommendations? Narcos and Bloodline — both new (and amazing) recent additions to Netflix. And did you hear The Mindy Project was resurrected by Hulu? Two episodes for the price of one hour! Regardless, get comfortable in bed with the best no-pain laptop position, grab a box of your favorite cereal, and embrace your inner bed potato. Fair warning: although an episode is relatively short, once you start you can’t stop.
Get Crafty… with a Blanket Fort
The only thing better than Netflix in bed is Netflix in a blanket fort. Assembly instructions are actually relatively easy, and will definitely take less than the hour you get back. Retreat to your dreamy oasis, and pretend the weekend will never end. It’s unfortunate that Daylight Saving only delays the impending doom of Monday by an hour, but at least you have the blanket fort to protect you from reality for as long as you can continue pressing snooze.
Find Your Inner Yogi
Even with an extra hour in the day, there will always be an excuse to skip the gym. We get it. Try yoga for some lightweight activity, no cardio party here. The best part is you can do it without leaving your bed. Seriously, yoga in bed is totally acceptable. Ditch your workout clothes and mat, and stay put in your pajamas. Here is an 11-pose sequence to guide you. Namast’ay (in bed).
Re-Organize Your Closet
Unfortunately, Daylight Saving really does mean the sun has resigned itself to hibernation for a season. Time to replace the swimsuits, sandals, and short shorts with scarves, sweaters, and sweatshirts. Take the extra hour to pack up your summer wear and prep your closet for the dreaded below zero weather. Need a place to store those warm weather clothes? We recommend MakeSpace.
Start a New Book
Bring back bedtime stories! We know how tempting Netflix is, but nothing beats flipping through the pages of a new paperback. The extra hour gives you plenty of time to jet to the nearest Barnes and Noble and pick up a copy of the most recent thriller to hit shelves. Need a suggestion? Take a look at The Best Bedside Reading of October 2015 for some literary inspiration. Or take a deep dive into this curated list of the 100 books you should read before you die.
Take a Bath
Similar to naps, you probably regret all of the baths you refused to take at the age of 5. Embrace your laziness and treat yourself to a bubble bath, accompanied by a glass of bubbly of course. Don’t take this opportunity lightly, #BathGoals are very real… and trending.
Sleep In (Duh)
Seeing as we would do anything to get more sleep — except go to bed earlier — Daylight Saving Time singlehandedly makes our dreams come true. Take the extra hour to embrace some extra sleep. As we always say, bedtime is the best time.