We love everything that Daylight Saving Time brings. Sunny walks after dinner, arriving home after a long day whilst still daylight, having dinner on the beach…
it’s often hard to let go and move back into Eastern Standard Time.
This Sunday we need to turn our clocks back one hour at 3am. To help you with the change, here are 5 great perspectives that will motivate you to embrace the end of daylight saving time on April 3rd.
1. An Extra Hour of Sleep
As you turn your clocks back one hour from 3am to 2am on Sunday morning, you will all get a whole extra hour of sleep – for free! No strings attached, just one full blissful hour of additional sleep… unless you’re a parent of young children, or pets who want to be let out or fed!
2. More Daylight in the Morning
The sun has been rising progressively later, making you feel like it’s still night when it’s really 6:30am. For those who rise more easily with the sun, enjoy a morning walk or jog before work, or even catching public transport in the daylight – this is going to make your start to the day much more enjoyable.
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3. You’ll get to Church Early
Pastors and Church Leaders rejoice at the end of daylight saving. Not only because it’s the one time of year they get a sleep-in on a work day, but their congregation will either turn up on time, or better yet, early for those who turned their clocks the wrong way!
4. A Change of Wardrobe
The onset of autumn and cooler weather means we can update the look we’ve had all summer by adding some layers, and begin to pull out our ‘winter’ clothing. A change of wardrobe can always give you a lift – even if it’s just bringing out last year’s items that you bought at the end of season on sale and didn’t get to wear.
5. The Whole Eastern Seaboard will be Back in Sync
One of the most frustrating things about Daylight Saving is wondering what time it is in Queensland. Returning back to Eastern Standard Time means all of us in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland will once again be in the same time zone, and your flight will no longer arrive on the Gold Coast before you departed.