- It was dark...so much more earlier.
- Snow was near. I hate snow.
- I could count on that nagging "a little blue" feeling getting exponentially worse.
I don't have so much of a problem with Daylight Savings Time now, mood-wise. I think that my moods will always be connected to the seasons and the amount of sunlight that I get, but I know better now how to prepare for less sunlight and compensate for it. I don't feel like my world is ending when I turn my clocks back.
And, of course, I just don't turn one of my clocks back.
Daylight Savings Time: A Two-Hand Job
If you've never tried to take a wall clock down, turn it back, and put it back up...it's a two-hand job. Especially if it hangs off a little nail in the wall that recedes into the wall if you don't put the clock back - *just so*. I grew frustrated of dealing with this twice a year and just stopped changing my clock.
There are plenty of people that I could ask to help me turn back the wall clock for Daylight Savings time, and to move it forward again in the Spring. But I don't, and I'm really not sure why. Usually, a visitor gets sick of having to subtract the extra hour that I get used to doing without thinking and asks if they can change it for me. But some years I've gone straight through Daylight Savings Time to the spring, when the clocks spring forward again, and thought, "Cool, the clock is going to be right again."
I think that this is definitely an example of a time when I need the "Confront me if I don't ask for help" sign. With the amount of people out there who are willing to help me, there is no reason why my clock should be wrong for half the year.