I love the fall-back clock change.
Many people like waking up to find they woke up an hour earlier than they thought they did. Or that they snuck in an extra hour of sleep. (It’s all a perspective thing.)
I hoard my hour. I save it. I studiously avoid clocks that automatically change the time at 2am and refer only to those that require manual changing. Those clocks—and the extra hour—can wait until I’m good and ready.
Good and ready generally means sometime in the mid-afternoon which is an excellent time to have an extra hour.
Who needs an extra hour in the middle of the night? If you’re going to sleep late, just go for it, sleep in. We certainly don’t need a clock change for that.
I get hoarding an hour can be confusing if you’re meeting people which is why clock changing days are an excellent excuse to stay home and spend the time on yourself. Or myself in this case.
I haven’t quite decided how I’m going to spend today’s extra hour. Perhaps on my nails. Perhaps at the gym. Perhaps napping on the couch. (No, napping is not the same thing as sleeping late.) Perhaps I’ll spend it running those errands I’ve been putting off for a few weeks.
Thinking about how I’m going to spend my extra hour is almost as good as actually spending it. Planning self-indulgence is fun.
That’s how I see the extra hour. As a time for mild self-indulgence. Getting things attended to that will make me feel good about myself or the house or something.
Hope you enjoy your self-indulgent hour today.