5 Reasons Daylight Savings Time Totally Rules

daylight savings timeForget Christmas, forget Halloween, forget the Fourth of July ... Daylight Saving Time is officially the best day of the year. I'm not sure why our government doesn't recognize its awesomeness and give us a day off to celebrate that we made it the eff through winter, but maybe it's not too late for the GOP to add that to their platform. Because if you think about it, Daylight Savings brings us so much joy -- when we turn our clocks forward this Sunday, March 11, we'll wake up and it will be spring, people, it will be spring.

And if that's not reason to freaking throw a party, I don't know what is. So put away your worn out mittens and break out that souvenir coconut-shaped mug with a squiggly straw you stole from some beach party years ago, because it is time to celebrate the 5 reasons why Daylight Savings rules.

  1. You can finally put away that HappyLight 4500 Sunshine Supplement Lamp that's been crowding your desk space for the dark, dark winter months. People make fun of that thing behind your back, you know, so be thrilled that Daylight Saving Time means you can throw that thing back in the closet. You'll be amazed at how many more work happy hours you'll be invited to now that you will no longer be known as Weird White Light Girl.
  2. You'll now be able to exercise outside after work and not feel like you're a) in danger of being attacked in the dark, b) going to freeze to death, c) going to be mistaken for a rabid deer and shot by your neighbor. A little bit of light goes a long way.
  3. On Monday, you get to say really fun sentences, like, "OMG it looks like spring outside!" and "The sun's still out at 6 p.m.!" and "I overslept by an hour this morning. Oops."
  4. You'll lose an hour of sleep, but you can use that as an excuse to slack off at work. No one likes stressed out Mondays. Take it easy! You're sleep-deprived.
  5. You'll cut down on your energy bill this month! No need to throw on the lights when you get home because it's pitch-black outside. Enjoy the natural light for as long as you can -- vitamin D is good for the soul.

Why are you excited about Daylight Saving Time?

 

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Kimmy... KimmyKate

Goodbye to my Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) until November....Yeah!

tna4ever tna4ever

I work until 5pm daily... so by the time I pick up my daughter from daycare and get home it's at least 6. Then dinner.... ugh. Daylight Savings means we can get outside to play before dark!! We just moved into an apartment complex that has a lot of kids, so I'm excited for us both to make friends!

dlphn223 dlphn223

FYI - It's actually "Daylight Saving" not Savings - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time

amand... amandasmomma

It seems backwards to me...the spring and summer days are naturally longer (have more daylight) than the fall and winter, so why don't we have daylight savings during that time instead? That's when we need more daylight!!!! 


Fake time is lame.

Riley... Rileysmom03

I'm dreading it, I love winter

nonmember avatar Jeanette

NOT driving home from work in the dark and having hours of daylight in the evening. Good for my soul!

Tracie Finite

I live in Oregon, and our Summer days are SO long (sunset isn't until near 10pm!). The heat of the day is at 6pm, which makes it really hard to cool down enough on the hot days to be able to sleep at night. Forcing us to include an extra day during all of that is just horrible, so yeah...I dread Spring Forward.

orang... orangetree

The part 6 months later when we get an extra hour of sleep

Tracie Finite

I just realized I said extra "day". I meant an extra hour. Hey, it's Friday and I've had a long week!

kjbug... kjbugsmom1517

The official start of spring isn't till the 20th.... I like the extra daylight though :)

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