Daylight savings time (DST) is defined by techtarget.com as: “The practice of turning the clock ahead as warmer weather approaches and back as it becomes colder again so that people will have one more hour of daylight in the afternoon and evening during the warmer season of the year.”
Before having kids I use to look forward to the Daylight Savings Time change that happened in the fall. I savored the thought of having an extra hour of sleep. Instead of my usual wake up time of 8:00 a.m., it would be 7:00 a.m. (DST) so I would technically have one more hour to just relax and linger in bed!
Fast forward to Daylight Savings Time in the Fall when you have kids who already wake up so early. When my sons ran into my room at 6:00 a.m. it was officially 5:00 a.m. in the morning. I felt like I lost an hour that I could be in bed even if I technically was still waking up at the usual time.
Daylight Savings Time changes can really play tricks to your mind and body if you allow it to.
I am not a morning person by nature so I really have to concentrate on being a happy early riser. Daylight savings time got me of kilter and I was temporarily not myself.
Fast forward to bed time this evening. At 6:30 p.m. (DST) my boys wanted to go to sleep since it was technically 7:30 p.m. if the time had not changed. Suddenly my spirits were up and I had a deeper appreciation for Daylight Savings Time once again because I now had an extra hour just for myself.
I have a love hate relationship with Daylight Savings Time. I abhor it in the morning, but by night time I adore it.
I hope you were affected positively by Daylight Savings Time. Have a great day!