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Loss: Daylight Saving Time

For most of us in the United States, today is the day we “spring forward” into Daylight Saving Time, and I’m sticking it on our Loss List.

Am I being ridiculous?  Is this too petty?  Maybe, but I’m doing it to prove a point.

How many of you are going to be feeling it all week as you deal with trying to get crabby kids off to school?  Or putting up with equally crabby co-workers, customers and bosses?

How many of you are going to be feeling it all week as your body adjusts?

And what about the annoyance of resetting all those stupid clocks?  What about the ones, like in my old car or on my stove, where I can’t remember where I put the instructions?  Major annoyance!

But what really, really bugs me is that my precious cat, Charlie, always seems to know when we have sprung forward.  He is up and pacing on top of me, demanding his breakfast at the new time. It’s 5:30 in the morning by the clock (yes, I’m an early riser) but it’s 4:30 by my body clock and it should be by his, too.  But, no, here he is, standing on me and yelling in my ear.

Time is a human construct.  We invented it, just like the number zero.  Yet it rules our lives with an iron fist.

Ask yourself this, if losing an hour of sleep once a year can upset you for a week, what are all the REAL losses in your life doing to you?  How are you adjusting to them and how long is that adjustment taking?  And what happiness are you missing out on during that time?

Springing forward doesn’t seem like such a petty thing now, does it?

Enjoy the sunshine today!

Smiles and virtual hugs,

Chris

Chris@Cee-Chris.com

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  1. Thankfully I’m on vacation this week plus I work nights so Springing Forward does not affect me except to fix the clocks in the house. Even when I worked days I never had a normal sleep schedule because I have chronic insomnia. I’ve been losing sleep for years but I’ve accepted and adjusted which is one reason I switched to the Evening/Night Shift. May as well make some money since I’d be awake anyway.

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      • It was in the beginning and at first I attributed the insomnia to menopause but I was Sleepless in my late 30s and all during my 40s.
        Humans can get used to almost anything. I used to take Ambien but then I was sleepwalking and sleeptalking. Either way I don’t complain. It is what it is. While most people are asleep I get lots of writing done. I’m more productive at night than in the daytime so there are benefits to insomnia.

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  2. LOL. I was looking forward to daylight saving time since last fall. 😉 I am taking an online class, and because of the time difference between Taiwan and here, I had to get up 4 am to get ready for the class in winter. Daylight saving gives me one extra hour to sleep on class-day, which is much appreciated.
    You have a good point, Chris. I will remember it this fall.
    Have a great day.

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    • Honestly, I don’t care which we do, daylight or standard. I just wish they’d pick one and stick with it. I work with people in all the US time zones, so I’m always doing time math in my head when I schedule meetings. I don’t need anyone mucking about with the time of day, too.

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  3. Agree with all of the above!!! Every year, this change really throws me off. My life is already in chaos, and so I do not need one extra unbalance. No one likes it, why do we still have it?

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  4. This is a 100% bonafide loss. I stumble around for a few weeks after the clock changes saying what happeend to anyone who’ll listen. Being on the other side of the world to yourself, we are about to fall back which I put in my win pile for 6months.

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