I don’t generally see myself as a ‘glass half full’ kind of person. I’m not exactly a pessimist either. It’s more like I generally am just ambivalent. I love the time change though, but most people think I’m crazy for that. I am going to tell you all the reasons why I love daylight savings time, and hopefully you will learn to enjoy it too.
More Time in the Daylight
This one seems obvious but it is so helpful! I have a horse as well as coaching sports and trying to remain active. That being said, having an extra hour of daylight relieves a ton of stress. Now I don’t have to rush so much to make it to the barn before dark. My horse is getting better care now, and so am I, because now I have more time in the daylight to be active and take care of me.
I’m Less Tired
Normally losing an hour of sleep would have an opposite effect, but to me it means that when I’m up late doing homework or cleaning it doesn’t feel like 11pm. Instead it feels like 10. That is still late, but that extra zip of energy at the end of the day when my bed is at its coziest is so helpful.
A Good Change
I’m a firm believer that life gets boring if things don’t change. Sometimes you need a change that doesn’t involve a haircut or new wardrobe. A simple change like this may seem mundane, but something that changes your routine can be a real pick me up.
A Sign of Spring
My favorite season is winter, but by the time daylight savings arrives I am definitely ready for warmer weather. I like winter because I love having my family together and snuggling with my dogs. I also love camping, fishing, walking my dogs, and gardening. All of those activities are far better suited to spring than winter.
Yes, now that we have electrical lighting this whole concept of daylight savings time seems like it is arbitrary, and maybe it is. Instead of complaining about something small and rather insignificant in the grand scheme of things, why don’t you try my idea of finding the positive things and relishing them. Who knows, perhaps you will find even more positives than I did.