What did you do with your extra hour?
Your answer might depend on where you put your “extra” hour. In other words, when you changed your clock.
The way we organize time dictates how we use it.
Alternatively, how we want to use our time dictates how we organize it.
If you say you want “more time” in your day, where do you want that time?
Do you want it in the middle of the night, to get more sleep?
Do you want it in the early part of the day, so you can rise with the sun before anyone else in your house wakes up?
Do you want it late at night after everyone is asleep?
Do you want it after work, so you can have more daylight hours after work?
It all depends on how you’re going to use it, and the energy levels you need, and when you have those energy levels.
This is the issue behind the time shift we experienced this week. The New York Times The Argument podcast has an informative episode that looks at the policy and science behind this.
Daylight saving time is a bit of a clock gimmick. It’s a way that we reallocate an hour of daylight that would normally occur in the morning to the evening.— Joseph Takahashi, Neuroscientist
The shift to Daylight Saving Time in March, and back to Standard Time in November, is an issue of asset allocation. Shifting a resource to when we believe it’s best use is.
We can do that principle even without changing the clocks.
The key to getting more time is to know how you want to use your time, the energy levels you’ll need, and at what time of day you have those energy levels. This information will help you allocate or organize your time.
rich golden sunshine
creates precious daylight hours
allocate them well