Each year in the wee hours of a Sunday morning in March, 60 minutes disappear from our day and doesn’t return until November. We magically move an hour of daylight from the morning and place it in the evening. I enjoy this change. When it starts to get lighter at the end of the day I have so much more energy. In the spring and summer, I can easily survive with 4-5 hours of sleep a night. In the winter I require at least 5-6 hours of sleep otherwise I’m feeling like molasses pouring out of a small opening.
My husband and I enjoy various sports and a longer day allows us to do our outdoor sports after work. We enjoy paddle boarding, running, archery, cycling, and doing obstacle courses at our local park. I think the added daylight is a gift to enjoy in the warmer months. The warm sunshine is basically begging you to go out and enjoy it.
When the sun is bright and the days are longer, I even have more energy to straighten the clutter and clean my house (something I totally have no energy to do in the dark dreary winter). It feels so good to bury the coats in the back of the closet, break out the shorts and tank tops, and plan day trips to the Jersey Shore. So I say “Yippie Yay” to this weekend’s time change and hope to see you at the park when you get out of work in the near future.