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Ten Things to Do With Your Extra Hour

If you haven't been keeping track of time, we're changing our clocks this weekend — back an hour — which means we're losing an hour of daylight, but we're gaining an hour of sleep! There's no denying that walking home from work in the dark is a total bummer, but think of all the things you can do with that extra hour! My friends at The Frisky came up with 25 suggestions and I wanted to share five of them with you, and offer a few of my own, too! Check out their recommendations below:

  • Sleep off your Halloween hangover
  • Hit the post-Halloween candy sale at Rite-Aid
  • Get in touch with your inner self
  • Make a batch of oatmeal cookies
  • Do like Oprah and make a vision board

If you want to see my five suggestions of what you can do with the extra hour, just


  • Jump-start your exercise routine before the holidays come
  • Organize your closet and donate your giveaways to charity
  • Catch up on all the movies you missed this Summer
  • Pick up a new hobby
  • Winter-proof your home — load up on hot cocoa, logs for the fireplace, and decorate with pumpkins and cornucopias

What do you plan on doing with that extra hour?


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BlairBear BlairBear 8 years
I live in AZ, so no time change here. But when I lived in NC I slept and it always made me so depressed because it got dark so early.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that i'm going to take Fit's suggestion and use the extra hour in the gym. instead of going for just 1 hour, i'm going to make the best of it and go earlier in the morning and workout longer. i think that it's probably the most effective use that i can think of.
Meike Meike 8 years
I'm gonna go with the majority and sleep in. Lol.
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
I like that last idea. Mmmm, hot cocoa.
graylen graylen 8 years
I hate when it gets dark so early, too. I get off at 7 and when it's already pitch black my mind thinks it's much later in the night and I don't get as much done.
pippins_halfling pippins_halfling 8 years
Sleep!!! And buy candy. haha. I'm going to Rite Aid tomorrow...
Tami715 Tami715 8 years
I kind of miss daylight savings time. When I was younger, I always liked changing the clocks :) Here in AZ, we just keep it the same.
Amethyst Amethyst 8 years
sleep! sleep! sleep!
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 8 years
i always get super depressed the first week when it gets dark early :(
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
sleep, buy post-halloween candy, amp up my workouts (counterproductive, but I didn't buy any bags of candy yet so I don't care), taking up a new hobby sounds nice.
bluestar bluestar 8 years
I agree Marni, the time change sends me into a major depression. UGH, it sucks! It takes weeks to get used to and get over it.
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
ok ok I'll take up eating all that halloween candy on sale at Rite Aid..hmm Reeses time :drool:
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
I hate how dark it gets so early, it makes me not want to do anything after I get home..and we used to play over an hour of tennis after work! arrgg..this is depressing
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
my new sleep for an extra hour!
mushaboom mushaboom 8 years
"all the movies or 1/2 of a movie? it's only an hour!" My thoughts exactly. And "pick up a new hobby"? Um, great advice, guys...
bchicgrl bchicgrl 8 years
I'm just happy we get an extra hr of sleep at least for one night anyways.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
sleeping sounds good...can we start it early?
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
ffemt1201 ffemt1201 8 years
sleep! lmao
skigurl skigurl 8 years
all the movies or 1/2 of a movie? it's only an hour!
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