Although many of us complain about losing an hour of sleep when we spring our clocks forward, having the extra daylight is great! In my opinion, I’d like to keep Daylight Saving Time all year long.
What do you do with your extra daylight? Here are a few ideas:
1. Have a Picnic Outside
There’s no better way to enjoy extra sunlight than to get outside and be in the sun. Having a family picnic is a great way to get outdoors. Grab a blanket, make some easy sandwiches, throw in cheese and crackers, and add a bottle of wine for good measure.
2. Go see a baseball game
Baseball is a great way to bring in warmer weather using that extra daylight at the end of the day. Invite a group of friends and go out to support your local team.
3. Walk Around Downtown
Whether you live in the big city or a small town, extra daylight gives you a great opportunity to enjoy your local community. Find an art show, have dinner on a nice outdoor patio, or even pick up a few vegetables at the farmer’s market.
4. Plan a vacation
One of the best ways you can enjoy your extra sunlight is by planning a vacation. Dream the afternoon away, then give me a call or schedule online and let’s talk about where you could go to enjoy the sun!
Finally, you may enjoy this little tidbit. Daylight saving time was started during WWI as a way to conserve energy. It became a national standard in the 1960s. The idea was to shift the number of daylight hours we get into the evening. So if the sun sets at 8 pm instead of 7 pm, we would spend less time with the lights on in our homes at night, saving on electricity. One other thing- notice that there isn’t an “s” on the word saving. It is definitely called “daylight saving time.” Not plural. Not “daylight savings time.” Don’t you feel smarter?
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Ann Jones, CTC, MCC