Most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time (spring forward) at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March, and reverts to Standard Time (fall back) on the first Sunday in November.
It is that time of year again - it’s Fall, y’all! The time when the clocks go back and we all gain that coveted, wonderful, glorious, extra hour. I mean, who couldn’t use an extra hour?! The gift of time - to sleep, celebrate, study, hang out, stay in bed snuggling beloved pets, or whatever! I can't think of a better reason for moving the time back one hour, can you?!
Now begins the onerous task of narrowing down exactly what to do with that extra hour... do we sleep right on through it? Do we use it cleaning the house? To fit in a few extra laps? Or, do we scale things back a bit, practice a little gratitude and self-care so that we may start the day with a grateful heart?
Take out your note pad and write down the first things you can think of that you are grateful for, and place it in your Grateful Box. Starting your day on a positive note has been proven to benefit your mental, physical and emotional health and your overall well-being. Get in the habit now to combat the upcoming darker, earlier evenings because for many, this signifies the beginning of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and a long arduous journey of depression often referred to as winter depression.
But you are not unarmed against this seasonal gloom! With gratitude, you may enjoy these shorter days and longer nights just as much as the sun-shiny days of Spring and Summer. The more you find to be Grateful for, the less you have to be Grumpy about. Spend your extra hour noticing the ordinary, unnoticeable things you may take for granted in and around your life that you could be grateful for! It really makes a difference - outlook is everything! And when you have a grateful outlook you can overcome anything.
Make it a Grateful day :)