Seize the Daylight

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After a long winter, Daylight Savings Time is finally upon us. And yes, we may lose that precious hour of sleep—but optimism is a choice, and this year, we’re looking on the positive side of things.

An extra hour of daylight means an extra hour to do the things we love, get outside, plan for the future or spend time with friends and family. Not sure how to celebrate the newfound sunlight? Discover® and WP BrandStudio have partnered to help you maximize that time by creating your own itinerary from our favorite optimistic activities.

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Dig out your warm weather clothes

20 MIN

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Dig out your warm weather clothes

20 MIN

Farewell itchy wool sweaters and hello t-shirts and tank tops. Time to put winter into storage and fill your closet with your spring wardrobe.

Donate to a good cause

1 MIN

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Donate to a good cause

1 MIN

Donate to a charity that’s close to your heart. Discover® allows their cardmembers to donate their cashback to a charitable cause. As an added bonus, Discover® makes an annual contribution to the organization that receives the most donations from cardmembers.3

Do two sun salutations

10 MIN

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Do two sun salutations

10 MIN

Not to be too literal, but extra daylight is a great cause for a few sun salutations. Roll out your yoga mat and work your way through two rounds, taking the time to breathe into each position (each salutation should take around five minutes, so take your time with the movements).

Dream up a new long-term savings goal

10 MIN

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Dream up a new long-term savings goal

10 MIN

There are no limits to what you can achieve with smart planning and saving. Whether you’ve had your eye on a new car or are dreaming about early retirement, once you have a clear goal in mind, setting aside money each month will feel worth the squeeze.

Go for a drive with the windows down

40 MIN

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Go for a drive with the windows down

40 MIN

Turn off your GPS, roll down the windows and explore. You might be surprised by what you find.

Go for a walk in nature

20 MIN

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Go for a walk in nature

20 MIN

There’s no better way to enjoy extra sunlight than getting outside. Not only is walking a great way to exercise, being in nature has been proven to lower cortisol levels. (Bonus points for leaving your phone behind—you can ignore a few texts for 20 minutes!)

Make a batch of fresh lemonade

10 MIN

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Make a batch of fresh lemonade

10 MIN

Nothing says sunshine and optimism like a glass of lemonade. For an even sweeter treat, roast the lemons before juicing them.

Make a cup of tea

5 MIN

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Make a cup of tea

5 MIN

Giving yourself a quiet moment with a cup of tea can be an act of self-care. Take advantage of the day and sit outside with hot Oolong, which is rich in antioxidants and can even lower cholesterol.

Make a spring cleaning plan

10 MIN

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Make a spring cleaning plan

10 MIN

After a long winter, cleaning your house can be cathartic, albeit a little overwhelming. Make a list of rooms you want to tackle and use that additional hour each day to refresh your space.

Make dinner plans

5 MIN

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Make dinner plans

5 MIN

There’s no better way to rack up your cash back with Discover® than ordering out and supporting local restaurants. Use your extra hour of sunlight to plan what delicious meal you will order tonight to celebrate Daylight Savings.

Meal prep

40 MIN

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Meal prep

40 MIN

Not only are you taking advantage of the extra time today, you’re making more time for yourself tomorrow. Plan your menu, make a grocery list or pre-cook a few meals for later in the week.

Meditate

5 MIN

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Meditate

5 MIN

Even just five minutes of daily meditation offers a host of healthy benefits: lower blood pressure, reduced stress, and improved memory, to name a few. Find a quiet, sunny spot and clear your mind for the day ahead.

Open a window

1 MIN

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Open a window

1 MIN

Spring is here. Celebrate new beginnings by opening a window and letting fresh air circulate in your home.

Organize your inbox

30 MIN

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Organize your inbox

30 MIN

It’s a part of spring cleaning, whether we like it or not. Since you have the extra time today, why not create a simple filing method for your cluttered email? You’ll thank yourself later.

Pick up a new hobby

45 MIN

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Pick up a new hobby

45 MIN

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Play the guitar? Learn Spanish? Make a plan and get started. There’s no time like the present, and you have an extra hour, after all.

Plan your next vacation

30 MIN

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Plan your next vacation

30 MIN

Extra daytime means extra time to daydream. Start a vision board for your ideal locations and adventures. Once it is safe to do so, you will have it all mapped out.

Play with your pets

20 MIN

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Play with your pets

20 MIN

We never need an excuse to spend time with our pets, but we’ll take one anyway.

Reward yourself-or someone you love

5 MIN

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Reward yourself-or someone you love

5 MIN

Take advantage of the cashback bonus you’ve earned this year! Discover® matches all the cash back you’ve earned at the end of your first year as a cardmember1, so you can use the extra cash back to treat yourself or someone you love.

Check your FICO® Score

1 MIN

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Check your FICO® Score

1 MIN

Take a moment to see where your FICO® Score stands. Not only is it a smart practice to keep an eye on things, but knowing your credit score can help you plan new financial goals. With Discover®, you can check your FICO® Score for free, even if you're not a card member.2

Set some small, attainable goals for the month

20 MIN

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Set some small, attainable goals for the month

20 MIN

Big goals are important, but smaller goals will keep your motivation fed. Create a short list of things you’d like to achieve in the next 30 days—apply for a new credit card, build a new budget, add 100 steps per day to your step count or cook one new recipe each week.

Set up a bird feeder

10 MIN

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Set up a bird feeder

10 MIN

Spark a little life in your backyard and set up a bird-feeder for spring. Not sure what birds live in your area? Hummingbirds are found almost everywhere in the U.S., and a little homemade sugar water (1 part sugar and 4 parts water) is all they need.

Smile

1 MIN

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Smile

1 MIN

Smiling, even if you don’t feel like it, can lift your mood. Get your extra hour off to an optimistic start and make a point of putting on a happy face for 60 seconds. You’ll be surprised how well it works.

Spend time with your family

45 MIN

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Spend time with your family

45 MIN

Work-life balance has become trickier in the last year. Set aside time to walk away from your computer screen and do something fun with your family, whether it's flying a kite in the yard or playing a favorite board game.

Start an herb garden

30 MIN

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Start an herb garden

30 MIN

If you love the smell of fresh soil, you’re not the only one. Studies show that the fresh, mossy scent is tied to increased levels of serotonin (your happy hormone). Rosemary, parsley, oregano and mint are all great for beginner gardeners and always come in handy around dinnertime.

Stretch

5 MIN

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Stretch

5 MIN

When we’re glued to our screens, it’s hard to remember to take the time to stand and stretch sore or cramped muscles. Set aside five purposeful minutes to get outside and stretch in the sun—focusing on areas that get especially knotted up while sitting, like your lower back, shoulders and hamstrings.

Upload your photos

30 MIN

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Upload your photos

30 MIN

Set up a shared digital photo album for your family or friends. It creates a platform to document your memories together or share what you’re doing when you’re apart.

Watch a funny video

1 MIN

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Watch a funny video

1 MIN

Find whatever tickles your funny bone—uncoordinated toddlers falling over, dogs snoring or your favorite comedy sketch.

Write a thank you note

5 MIN

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Write a thank you note

5 MIN

Gratitude’s benefits are two-fold: not only does it improve your mental health and boost optimism, it will be a loving reminder to someone that you’re thinking of them.

Discover® can help reorganize your finances for a
brighter year.

  1. Cashback Match: Only from Discover, as of January 2021. We'll match all the cash back rewards you've earned on your credit card from the day your new account is approved through your first 12 consecutive billing periods or 365 days, whichever is longer, and add it to your rewards account within two billing periods. You've earned cash back rewards only when they're processed, which may be after the transaction date. We will not match: rewards that are processed after your match period ends; statement credits; rewards transfers from Discover checking or other deposit accounts; or rewards for accounts that are closed. This promotional offer may not be available in the future and is exclusively for new cardmembers. No purchase minimums.

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  3. Discover® Card will make an annual contribution to the organization that receives the most donations from our cardmembers.