31 Mar 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Extra Hour of Daylight
Now that you’ve set your clocks forward, reset your circadian rhythm, and adjusted to your new routine, are you wondering how to make the most of this extra daylight? Here are a few things to shake up your home routine as the days get longer!
- Take a meal outside — Prep a meal that can be easily served on a picnic blanket in the yard or on your porch. Think handhelds, finger foods, or bowl-and-spoon dishes! | Love and Lemons Easy Picnic Ideas
- Immerse yourself in golden hour — Golden hour occurs shortly after sunrise or just before sunset, when the light is redder and softer. Start your morning slow with a cup of tea or coffee outside, watch the sunrise, and linger for a glimpse of that natural beauty. If evenings are more your speed, a sunset stroll against those golden hues is the perfect way to unwind. | Sunset and Sunrise Times
- Start an herb garden — Growing your own herbs is an easy, low-maintenance way to bring a little more green into your space. Fresh herbs and freshly dried herbs pack a lot more flavor than their grocery store counterparts, plus they’ll fill whatever space you choose to grow them in with a lovely fragrance. | Gardenary’s Ultimate Guide to Growing Herbs
- Tackle some spring cleaning — Now is the perfect time to get your home ready for spring! Whether it’s organizing a closet, cleaning out the garage, or re-painting a room, the extra hour of daylight can make all the difference in seeing that project to fruition. | The Spruce’s 30 Day Spring Cleaning Checklist
- Read a book — It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life. Take a break and escape by curling up next to a sunny window or outside under the shade of a tree and dive into another world. | Goodreads April Releases
These are just a few suggestions for how you can make more of the sunnier days, but no matter how you decide to use the extra daylight, make sure to do something that brings you joy!