Can you believe it? Time sure does fly when you’re having fun, or working all the time, lol. It’s already time to change your clocks for Daylight Savings Time. Well that is unless you live in the lucky state of Arizona. To be honest I have never really understood the whole Daylight Savings Time anyway, but hey who I am to complain. I’m just happy we’re fixing to more our clocks and gain a little more time in the evenings. I always look forward to longer days.
I’m sure most of you are already aware of how Daylight Savings Time works, but for those of you who don’t, here we go.
During the fall/winter we move the clocks back one hour, gaining an hour of sleep. I love it when that happens, lol. Don’t’ care for the weather too much, or being cold but the extra hour of sleep rocks. In the spring/summer we give that extra hour of sleep back, and suffer in the mornings for a little while, lol. Even though it’s hard work getting up an extra hour early, it’s totally worth it. For giving up that extra hour of sleep we get longer days, beautiful nights, walks after work, kids get playtime outside, and you can almost always bet on warmer weather. It’s a good trade if you ask me.
Which way do I go?
So how do you remember to whether you move your clock forward or an hour backward? One easy was I always remember is in the spring you spring ahead one hour (losing one hour) and in the fall you fall back one hour (gaining one hour).
- Spring = Spring Ahead 1 Hour
- Fall = Fall back 1 Hour
The phrase “Spring forward and Fall Back” help many of us remember which way to turn our clock.
When do I change my clock? This year you will spring ahead on March 10, 2013. Yes, I know right are you ready to have longer days? I don’t know about you but I’m really excited, I love spending time outside when I get home from work. Where I live, its way to hot during the days in the summer to be outside, so we enjoy the evening. Having longer days is always nice. I wish we always had longer days.
Did you know Daylight Savings Time came into play in the United States during World War I? They wanted to save energy for war production. Then during World War II the good ol government instituted the change. Then in 1966 Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, which made everything official.
There’s some places that don’t stress “Springing Ahead or Falling Back”. I really wish I lived somewhere they just left the days long. It’s so hard getting off work, and going for a walk during the fall and winter months, which is something I really enjoy doing. So which places have chosen not to observe changing their clocks?
- Puerto Rico
- American Samoa
- US Virgin Islands
Snooze is a fun app that might help you get your booty out of bed Monday. This one is fun, every single time you hit the snooze button you will donate $0.25 to a charity of your choice. Sounds fun, and after a few times of hitting that snooze button you’ll get it, lol. It’s a fun way to get you up out of bed, and donate to a good cause.
Would you rather “Spring Ahead” by an hour, or “Fall Back” by an hour?