Posted by: faultlessfinish | November 7, 2011

It Is What It Is

Being relatively new to Alberta (two years), I’m still new to the whole daylight savings time thing. So yesterday morning, I woke up celebrating the fact that I had an “extra” hour in my morning. “I can get so much more accomplished,” I thought. Then a call to my mom shattered the illusion: “But doesn’t that mean you’ll be going to bed earlier? There are still the same number of hours in a day.”

Yep. Crap. But this experience got me thinking – everything is how we perceive it. A project is a project. A day is a day. The difference is in our approach. Recently, I’ve started reminding myself before I start editing in the morning to approach work with a smile on my face and a positive attitude, even if I’m working on a particularly challenging project. The results are concrete: I get more done in less time, and I’m happier at the end of the day.

And because I believe I have an extra hour this morning, my work will reflect this. (I’m also a morning person and get most of my work accomplished before 2:00 p.m., so technically, I do have an extra hour for work ;). )

As Shakespeare (or was it really him? Has anyone seen Anonymous yet?) said, “Nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” So how is your attitude affecting your day?

Along the lines of the recent time change, check out this article: It’s interesting to read what we would do with an extra hour. And even more interesting to think about why we believe we don’t have time for these things now.

Namaste 🙂




  1. I really hate the darker evenings but that one night with an extra hour almost always makes up for it somehow. It really is a great example of how everything is in the framing, or your attitude. Enjoy!

  2. Thanks Rose!

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