Overniight, we have gone back in time, and moved into another month. Whom says the days are shorter, If our days are shorter, how can we make more of our time? We may have gained an hour.
There are four ways we can get more of our time. If we are depressed or discouraged about darkness descending on our day earlier we must come up with an alternate routine.
1. During this time change why not go to bed an hour earlier, and get up an hour earlier. What can a person do with an extra hour in the weee mornin’ hours? An exercize plan can be easily achieved with the extra time. Domestics, chores, laundry, can be managed more efficiently when done earlier in the day when working an established period of time. It makes the feeling of accomplishment and optimism a more common occurrence.
2. Getting ahead on paperwork, taxes, etc. is great evening work. Put some good classical music on and organize your paperwork. So many put off paperwork and get extensions when this last quarter is a great time to get a jump on it.
3. Free classes online are offered in as many fields as you can imagine. These long nights are a tremendous opportunity to learn more in your field or another. If you have been interested in a particular subject and have not had the time, now is the time. I saw a class from Yale on architectural history, and one from Harvard offering Drawing lessons. You can learn more in the career you practice or you can learn what you need to change careers.
4. Do not put off your creativity any longer. Are there projects you have been needing to finish? Give yourself a couple weeks to work on some of these cast asides and clear them off your to do list. You will quickley discover why you invested in the material you purchased and the time you already have put into the projects. Have you wanted to learn a new hobby or craft? There are many instructive videos online. Painting, sewing, writing, woodwork, Bible study, and knitting are all activities that are productive and inspiring. Many are learning hobbies and crafts to enrich their life. The winter months make it possible to have an evening a week to spend at the local library. Most Libraries have activities and social events scheduled, look them up online and see what you might enjoy.
If you have been yearning to get something done or you have put off learning something new, these longer nights or early mornings are a great way to get more done while ending the year with a sense of fulfillment.