We gained an hour of sleep today. But we lost an hour of sunshine at the end of the day.
I’m not a fan of that swap. As much as I love sleeping, I enjoy daylight a whole lot more. I am also empathetic to those who suffer seasonal depression. Today is the day that it really starts off those feelings. All because of an unnecessary time change.
To those who are hating this time change as well, we need to get the government to address the issue. British Columbia is waiting for California, Washington and Oregon to change the rules. Each of those are waiting on each other. Like a Catch 22 stuck in a vicious loop of idiocy. It doesn’t cost anything to cancel the “Fall Back” so why is it still a thing?
No more time change! Save the daylight savings time! I like daylight.
It just so happens that I have the house to myself today. My wife is out with our two youngest at a speed skating competition and our oldest daughter had to go to work. The house is basically mine for the taking!
I’m planning on sleeping most of my day away. I have to work the night shift later. And because of the time change- I’ll get more sleep than I usually do! I love it this time of year but hate losing the hour in the spring. Hopefully the west coast does away with Daylight Saving Time next year. There has been some serious discussions and it seems like a real possibility in the future.
Anyhow. It’s time to take nap number one in this quiet house of mine. I’ll probably get up around noon for a snack then sleep some more. I love being home alone.
I lost an hour overnight. Just like nearly everyone else. Now I’m trying to sync up my life with the time change. And it’s not going well.
I am still unsure as to why we have Daylight SavingS Time. Animals don’t use it. In fact, our dog is rather confused that his dinner is going to be served at a different time today. He won’t complain. But starting Monday- he’ll have to accept that he is waking an hour earlier than he was for the past six months.
Not to mention that going to sleep tonight is going to be rough on most people. I’m already feeling it. But that’s because I have to get a nap in prior to my night shift. But my body/brain doesn’t want to count that loss of an hour. Time to force the sleep in seven easy steps:
Put down phone.
Lay down and remain still.
Close my eyes.
Breathe in for a count of four.
Hold breath for a count of eight.
Exhale for a count of seven.
Repeat breathing exercises until I fall asleep. Usually 4-5 tries.
That’s what works for me. Do you have any tips on how to fall asleep? Let me know in the comments.
Tomorrow we set the clocks back one hour. Such a bizarre concept which has no value in our world anymore. Or ever to be perfectly honest.
Time zones make sense. As you travel east or west, the daylight changes. There are Some locations around the world that differ by 30 minutes instead of an hour. Looking at you Newfoundland! What the heck?
But a time change because of winter/summer months does not give us anything but a pain in the bum. Clocks to change, gain an hour of sleep/lose an hour. All because our axis turns slightly away/towards the sun throughout the year? Personally I don’t care if we change or not, but it seems like a waste of time. See what I did there?