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This Sunday, November 5th, is Daylight Savings which means we’ll “fall back” and earn an extra hour. Exciting right? Well we’re here to be your Daylight Savings spiritual guide to help you figure out what to do with that gift of time you’ve been given once again.

Get an extra hour of sleep

I mean, you’ll likely do this unintentionally anyways unless you’re planning on being super productive in the morning (or staying up an extra hour Saturday night/Sunday morning). If you’re feeling adventurous, you could try some of the following instead…

Make yourself a decent breakfast

Used to grabbing a cold piece of pizza or a questionable apple (“when did I buy this?”) on your way out of the house? Wake up an hour “early” and make yourself something hot and delicious instead! Pancakes your thing? What about eggs? The world is your proverbial oyster! All you need to do is make sure you have the right ingredients beforehand.

Catch up on your current Netflix binge

Who needs sleep right? If studying/family/life has been postponing your favourite couch-potato-inducing show, now’s the time to squeeze an episode (or five) in! Here‘s what’s coming to Netflix this month in Canada if you need something new.

Get your holiday shopping done early

Hate the holiday mall crowds? Shop for your family and friends now and skip the masses. Even better, cozy up with a glass of wine, your laptop, and shop hassle-free in the comfort of your own home. Spend that hour cruising the inter-webs for that perfect something for that special someone.

Shovel the neighbour’s walk

Don’t worry good Samaritans, we didn’t forget about you! With the snowfall warnings coming for this weekend (25 cm this weekend?! What?!!), this is a great opportunity to spread some cheer in your community. Get to know your neighbours and shovel a couple of sidewalks while you’re at it.

Watch the sunrise

Ok, this one is a little far-fetched. We don’t know many students who would skip out on an extra hour of sleep to watch the sunrise, but I’ve included it nonetheless. At least if you do it Sunday morning, you’re not losing any sleep in the process. Plus, we have had some RIDICULOUS sunrises in recent days so I can guarantee you won’t regret it. Sunrise is at 7:36 am this Sunday!

Stay safe and warm out there!