Mark your calendars, babes. Sunday night is the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, and in my mind, the symbolic kick-off of Spring. Happiness! While we’ll be sacrificing an hour of sleep the tradeoff is so worth it: an extra hour of daylight to enjoy each evening. And with that added hour, energy, excitement, and the return of all those perfect-for-twilight activities we gave up back in November. Here are 10 great ways to spend your newfound time.

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Host a daylit dinner party.

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Start the search for your new favorite sunscreen.

Go plant shopping

Post these love notes all over your neighborhood.

Have friends over for book club.

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Commit to nothing (and don’t feel bad about it).

Take on a rehab project by giving new life to an old piece of furniture.

Make an amazing from-scratch breakfast for the next morning.

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Get together with someone you admire for career or life advice.

Run out to grab the perfect golden hour Instagram.

11 comments
  1. 1
    Ashley Ziegler | March 8, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    I really like #9! 🙂 These are great suggestions!

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  2. 2
    Elisabeth Hayes | March 8, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Love these ideas! 🙂

    xo, Elisabeth
    http://elisabethhayes.com

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  3. 3
    Miriam Otero | March 8, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    I love this! I think it’s such a positive and beautiful way to look at the time change, the added hour of sunlight. 🙂 People always focus on the negative aspect of daylight savings (losing that hour). I love #2; definitely need to start that search ASAP!

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  4. 4
    Moritz | March 12, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Really great suggestions, this one hour of light makes life so much better, summer is finally coming soon again 🙂

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  5. 5
    Annigan | March 9, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Enjoy an hour of quiet. Listen to silence. Return with rejuvenation and energy for the rest of the day.

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  6. 6
    cris | March 9, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    SPRING FORWARD [ 1 hour], means you now have deducted an hour from your day, NOT have an extra hour. Daylight, maybe. An extra hour, no.

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  7. 7
    thefolia | March 9, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Oh boy oh boy…and soon summer will arrive…happy extra hour of sunlight!

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    Liz | March 11, 2019 at 6:14 am

    So happy for daylight saving* time. Ready for longer day to come and not leaving work in the dark!

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