As a coach, I hear lots of “reasons” why now is not the right time for someone to begin a life-altering new routine.
If you have ever said:
“I’m too busy.”
“I can’t wake up any earlier.”
“Others place too many demands on me.”
… I’m going to let you in on a little secret that might be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to change your life.
If you live in an area that observes Daylight Savings and you want to find time to cultivate a new habit (working out, practicing gratitude, reading for improvement), check this out: everyone in your life: your boss, your coworkers, your clients, your customers, your spouse, your kids, your kids’ teachers, and everyone else in the world around you, will be running exactly one hour behind for everything starting this Sunday!
I know, it sounds too good to be true, but I assure you, this is 100% REAL. If you seize this opportunity, and maintain an adjusted schedule, you will have an extra hour every single morning to do whatever you want!
How might you best use that time to become even better?
Giving Back the “Saved” Daylight Of course, I’m referring to the mystical process known as “The End of Daylight Savings,” which officially occurs on Sunday, November 4th, at 2AM. As we return to Standard Time, the clocks must “fall back” one hour, resulting a net gain of one additional hour of whatever you desire on Sunday November 4th.
For some, the extra hour is spent sleeping. However, most admit that they tend to wake up according to their “biological clock” for a few days following this 60-minute manipulation of the clocks that run our lives. But why not keep your body on the schedule it has grown accustomed to since March 11th, when Daylight Savings began?
Plan Ahead Here’s what you need to do to take advantage of this once a year time surplus: absolutely nothing. Keep your body on Daylight Savings Time. On the night of Sunday, November 4th, go to bed at your body’s normal time, which will appear to be one hour early on your freshly tuned Standard Time clock. This should easily allow you to awaken feeling as rested as usual, one hour sooner than you normally would on Monday morning. From this point, all you have to do is get out of bed and get started on something that will really improve your life.
Keep the Goal In Sight On Monday night, as you head off to bed an hour before the time that you are accustomed to turn off the TV, remember that this adjustment in your lifestyle is well worth any effort it takes to stay in the routine. Investing time in become a better version of yourself can fit into a busy schedule like yours. And if you take advantage of the “free” hour that’s coming your way thanks to the confusing practice of “Saving Daylight,” you might increase your likelihood of success.