Thanks to Ben Franklin it’s that time of year again. No it’s not national light bulb day…it’s daylight saving time! Last week we turned the clocks back and gained an hour for the winter and everything seemed right in the world again. However even though sometimes day light savings seems like a blessing, it can also be a curse as well. Here are some pros and cons of daylight savings time.
Pro: We get an extra hour of sleep!
This is the best part of daylight savings. Even though we only technically get one night where we get an extra hour of sleep, it is still the best thing to happen to us since discovering Netflix. If Ben Franklin were still alive, we would personally give him a hug for coming up with this idea and blessing us with this extra hour of sleep. #youtherealmvp
Con: We have to change all our clocks.
Raise your hand if you still don’t have your clocks changed! It’s been a week and we still have yet to change the time in our car, microwave and stove. Oh well, at least your phone has the right time.
Pro: You have more time to do things.
Because our bodies will be used to the previous time schedule for at least three weeks we will reap the benefits of getting up earlier and getting more work done. Plus if your clocks still aren’t changed it feels great to see the time difference.
Con: It gets dark at 4 p.m..
It’s so sad when ywe walk out of your 4 p.m. -5:15 p.m. classes and it’s dark outside. Cherish all those summer sunset pictures in your camera roll, because if you have a late class you won’t see one until spring.
Con: We’re one step closer to the 6-month winter.
Kiss walking outside in just a flannel goodbye because it’s going to start feeling like Antarctica soon. I hope you have your parka and Ugg boots ready.
Con: The end of the semester is near.
This is usually the time in the school year where you want to run away from all your responsibilities and start a new life to avoid doing work. With all the projects, papers, and finals due in the upcoming weeks you might want to rip your hair out, but you’ll get through it, and everything will be okay.