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6 Tips to Deal with Daylight Saving Time
Time-Tested Ways to Cope with the Time Change
3/9/2014 5:00:16 PM
I like the time change - Spring ahead - Fall behind. Spring ahead more daylight for gardening, walking, visiting friends & relatives, etc. Get everything done & drive to my favorite spots to see beautiful sunsets.
I dislike DST. That said, though, my biggest beef with this article is that SP posted it as featured on Monday. Tip #1 - start early, and change your clock early. How about posting it on FRIDAY, SparkPeople?!?!?
Unlike the previous poster, I find I need more than two days to adjust. When I'm on top of things, I start moving my clock back in 15-min. increments a week in advance. Then I'm 'there' when the morning arrives.
Personally, I HATE dst--you don't "gain" or "lose" daylight; you just gain/lose a bit of convenience at the expense of all sorts of irritations (not least being confusion in international communication--since different countries start/end at different points, and the southern hemisphere moves in reverse of the northern, it becomes complicated twice a year to remember when it is where). When there was no/minimal electricity available, perhaps 'gaining' an hour made sense, but now so few people are dependent on natural light for their activities, it's a ponderous dinosaur that should be relegated to extinction.
i dont understand the people who have issues adjusting. my mom always changed our clocks before we went to bed on saturday night and i woke up on sunday feeling fine. even when i had to work at 4 in the morning i still had no issue adjusting to the time change. i like the spring time change better because that means longer days and more sun. the fall one makes me sad because then it starts getting dark at 5. i dont like that.
I don't understand how they can justify disrupting the lives of millions of people twice a year- especially in Spring when we lose an hour's sleep. It takes me weeks to re-adjust to DST. We should pick one and stay there.
I really hate the time change. I can't seem to adjust my internal clock. I can't sleep because I am not tired and then feel tired all day because I didn't get enough sleep. Takes me at least a week to adjust. I wish they would just do away with the thing. Think of all the money that would be saved by not having to adjust all the manually operated clocks in public buildings and elsewhere!
I dread Daylight Savings changes because the time shifts seem to drive me nuts. Coming or going, I feel really draggy and get sick around that time; it might be a coincidence but it always happens. I spent much of my life in a place without time shifts, so maybe my body rhythm is affected more strongly than most.
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