What are you doing today with your gift of an extra hour?

Hi everybody, its Anita here coming to you from beautiful sunny Alberta.

As you can see we have snow on the ground, and this particular tree wasn’t quite ready for it. It’s still got its leaves. So it’s the beginning of November and it’s Daylight Savings Time on the weekend. It brings to mind some of the questions that people ask me about your biological clock and how that’s affected, especially when Daylight Savings Time has come on. So in the springtime, when we lose that hour, oftentimes it really throws people off. They’ve lost an hour sleep, they’ve lost an hour of other things that they’re going to do, and now in the fall we get that extra hour, which is a bonus, absolutely, but what is it about losing that hour or gaining that hour that really throws us off?

Well, we do have our own internal clocks that are affected by daylight, that are affected by our body temperature, that are affected by our hormones, and there are all these different things that are going on in our bodies, physiologically, that have an impact on on us and our internal biological clocks.

So how do you deal with that? Well you basically need to feel, in yourself, what is the best time of day for you to exercise? What’s the best time of day for you or your most energetic time of day? That’s something that you need to figure out for yourself, and it varies for different people. For me, exercising first thing in the morning is the best time because I’ve got a lot of energy. My downtime is around 1:00 or 2:00 in the afternoon. So I’m curious, for you, when is your best energy time? That’s the best time for you to get things done that you really need to get done, when you really need to concentrate on a specific project or task.

So this Daylight Savings Time weekend, what is it that you’re gonna do with that extra hour? For me, if it’s this gorgeous outside, I am definitely going out for a walk or ski. I’m curious, share with me. What do you do with your hour? Until later bye-bye