In case social media hasn’t informed you yet, we lost an hour of sleep this weekend and people are NOT impressed.
I get it. I take my sleep very seriously. And I am not pleased when I get less than my eight hours a night. I also hate changing the clock in my car and on my oven. First world problems, am I right?
But in all honesty, how much of an impact does daylights savings time really have on our lives? Maybe we’re a little tired for a few days. Maybe the extra bit of daylight in the evening throws off our schedule a little. But I think all the complaining surrounding this, albeit seemingly pointless, event has a much greater negative impact than the event itself.
Instead of groaning about the loss of sleep, why don’t we think about all the things that are awesome about daylight savings time? To me, it’s the first sign that spring is coming. And after a long, Northern Ontario winter, this is really really exciting.
I love driving home from work in the daylight. I love that it isn’t pitch black out if I want to barbecue for dinner. I love feeling like I have a little more energy in the evening, and that extra boost of productivity that comes along with it. I love seeing little kids playing outside after school, instead of going straight home before it gets dark.
So this week, instead of complaining, I’m going to soak up that extra hour of daylight. Because really, springing ahead sounds like a lovely thing to do.
Cheers to the first signs of spring!