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Make Daylight Savings Time Every Day

By Mike T. SmithOpen Mike for web

On the morning of Nov. 2 we turned our clocks back one hour for Daylight Savings Time. It’s  amazing how good that extra hour felt. In my case I used my extra 60 minutes for sleep. Don’t judge me, I’m sure I wasn’t the only one. How great would it be to have that extra hour every day? After all , the most common expression of the frustrated individual is, “There’s just not enough hours in the day.” Imagine how much better and more productive we could all be if we had just one extra hour a day for everything you need.
A fantasy, right? While we will never have that twenty-fifth hour every day there are ways that we can maximize the time that we do have. Even the busiest people can find ways to etch out minimal time for the sake of maximum gain.
All it takes is a little commitment  and sacrifice. Used wisely, one hour a day can make a significant impact.
Think about what you could do with that extra hour; start an exercise program, read personal development books, write a book, sleep, cook a well balanced meal, read your Bible, play with the kids. The possibilities are endless.
How do we get this hour back? Start by turning the TV off, logging off Facebook, and not hitting the snooze button four times in the morning. You still don’t think you can find the time?
For two days keep a log of everything that you do while you’re not at work and see what meaningless or mundane tasks can be stopped, then take that same time and use it for something more constructive. For example, if the TV is on for three hours a night that time can then be used for exercise.
Now start your daily log today.
Mike T. Smith is a youth motivational speaker teaches teens how to deal with social issues and teaches adults how to deal with teens. For info on having Mike speak at your school visit or e-mail at
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