Say Goodbye to Daylight Saving Time

New time by frankieleon (CC BY 2.0)

Many of us enjoy the long summer nights thanks to daylight savings.  It means we can spend hours outside because it won’t get dark until it gets close to 9 p.m. Days feel longer in the summer, which can be a blessing for some and a curse for others (parents probably hate this because it takes longer to put their little ones to bed).  When summer starts coming to an end, the nights become darker and sometimes the day feels gloomier.

Feeling Under the Weather

Good weather conditions by Groman123 (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Good weather conditions by Groman123 (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Some people suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) when daylight saving time ends because they’re not getting as much sunlight as before. This usually happens when the seasons start to change, such as from going from fall to winter. There are several ways to help treat this. You can start taking Vitamin D or eating foods that have this vitamin to help you feel better. Another option can be to start taking in more sunlight during the day, that way you’re still getting the same amount of hours as before. The time change doesn’t have to be so bad as long as you learn how to adapt to the new transition. But, there’s no need to make the end of daylight saving sad. If anything, there’s good things coming out of this annual time change.

Sleep an extra hour

sleeping by davinaware (CC BY-SA 2.0)
sleeping by davinaware (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Daylight saving time ends on November 6th at 2 a.m. The night before we go to bed, we have to remember to turn our clocks back by an hour. Last thing we’d want is to wake up late and miss a day of work or school. The good thing is that we get to sleep in an extra hour. Who doesn’t enjoy an additional hour of sleep? It definitely makes the end of daylight saving worth it.

Closer to the holidays

holidays.... by jfl1066 (CC BY 2.0)
holidays…. by jfl1066 (CC BY 2.0)

This new time change doesn’t get implemented until the first weekend of November, which means that we’re closer to the fall/winter holidays.  It reminds us that Thanksgiving is only three weeks away and that Hanukkah and Christmas will be here in a month. Since it’ll be getting darker outside, you can now brighten up the place by adding some Christmas lights outside your home. Perfect decoration for the holidays.

How do you feel about this time change? Tell me in the comment section below!