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5 Things To Do With the Extra Hour of Daylight!

I don't know about you, but I've been looking forward to changing the clocks for months now, and the time has almost come — this Sunday at 2 a.m. to be exact! Though it's not Summer just yet, the extra hour of light in the evening definitely energizes me and gets me moving after work. Since we've all been cooped up this Winter, I thought you might benefit from these five suggestions on what to do with your extra time once daylight saving time begins. If you have anything to add, please share your ideas in the comments section below — enjoy!

  • Sleep in and exercise after work — outside! Make use of that extra time in the morning to cuddle with your special someone or to cook yourself a real breakfast!
  • Take a long walk with your mom, a girlfriend, or your significant other. Bundle up because it's still chilly outside, breathe in the brisk air, and enjoy the change of scenery.

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  • Plant an herb garden and some flowers in your backyard. If you have patio furniture in storage, dust it off and make your outdoor space liveable again.
  • Plan a happy hour with your girlfriends, and remember to keep your eyes open for eligible bachelors — guys get Spring fever too!
  • Get a team together and join a kickball, volleyball, or softball league. It's a great way to be active after work with friends and meet new people!


potterlove potterlove 8 years
Finally! Spring Fever's already here for my girlfriends and I! And an extra bit of time to exercise, lose all the "winter weight" I've gotten! :D
greenapples1987 greenapples1987 8 years
all good ideas, but i'm not sure i'm looking fwd to these longer means shorter nights right?! my body usually functions like this: when it starts to get dark out i start to get sleepy, n matter what!! i'm also not a morning, so i don't think i'll be doing the breakfast thing..of course i already make my guy breakfast every morning (i don't eat breakfast..i'm never hungry in the mornings..) but i think that this extra time could be something to look fwd to on the weekends..but then i'm usually sleeping in then, so we will have to see how it works out! as you can clearly see i enjoy all the sleep i can get! life can be stressful at times, but sleep and a message from my guy make that all go away!
chaumeout chaumeout 8 years
Is this spring forward? This is the Daylight Savings Time fix I hate. It means one hour less for sleeping!
Muirnea Muirnea 8 years
Riding horses!!!!!!!! WOOOOOO!!!!!!!! I love daylight savings time!!!! It's the best!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D
emalove emalove 8 years
I am sooooo looking forward to the extra daylight, you don't even know! All very nice ideas too!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Well, I WOULD plant an herb garden in my backyard, but I'd have to dig through about 6 inches of leftover snow to get to the dirt. So THAT probably won't happen for another couple of months yet, lol.
dm8bri dm8bri 8 years
Ah! It's a beautiful day in Seattle and I'm loving every second of it! It's so much easier to get moving in the morning when it's light out, and wayyy better for going on evening jogs.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Spring fever!!!
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
Love the spring time, but my state is rarely cold -- at least to me. That just means for a brutal summer. I will probably waste away my extra hour -- I don't want to, but I probably will.
bethinabox bethinabox 8 years
I love spring! :) The weather warming up, flowers blooming... I'm all excited now!
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 8 years
I live in AZ the badass state that doesn't has to do the whole daylight savings time thing! :P
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
Yes! I can finally run in the park again after work!
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
Yay! I love the longer days, it makes me so much happier. :) I love just being outdoors, whether it'd be exercising, gardening, or just relaxing.
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