Which do you prefer, "Spring forward" or "Fall backwards"?
Personally, I love "Spring forward" as I get to drive my commute home after work during the daylight! Plus, after I get home, I can walk my dog during the daylight! Eventually, I will get to spend several hours outdoors in my garden until 8:00 p.m. of daylight after arriving home from work. So, which do you prefer ... to Spring forward or to Fall backwards? Thank you for answering.
That is good to have more daylight but I sure love that extra hours sleep in the fall! Also it means holidays are coming!
Boy, I kind of like both. When we fall back, I get to sleep in an extra hour, but when we spring forward, I, too, love the extra daylight.
Falling backwards! It just seems like the days are longer. Plus, when it's that time of year, it's my favorite time of year.
Spring forward . The days get so short, dark and depressing soon after "fall back." I love winter when I can get out and play in the snow, but I NEED sunlight. We don't get full dark here until 10:00pm in the summer, but it's 4:30 in the winter
Spring Forward!!! I love the fact that there's still daylight after dinner. It also gives my spirits a much needed boost because it means we're just about out of winter. To Jackie's point, switching to Daylight Savings Time also means holidays are coming...Memorial Day and Independence Day are my two favorite holidays.
I love the shows of patriotism, and appreciate the chance to pay respects to my fellow veterans, to remember those who didn't come home or who aren't home right now, and then to enjoy the parades, barbeques and carefree family time made possible by their service.
When it's time to "fall back," it's a time when the world has turned brown and grey. Trees and shrubs are bare, lawns lose their brilliant green, the sun is lower in the sky and doesn't shine as brightly, and we're facing the next few months of being bundled up and shuttered in.
Shortly after we "spring ahead" we're opening doors, windows and sliders...and enjoying the feel of warm breezes and the sounds of nature (and, I suppose, traffic) wafting through the house.
Daylight Savings Time rocks!!! But I could be wrong
Ah, yes, Bob, you have describe it so well. Those are all the reasons I love Spring Forward for sure! Yes, this time has wonderful holidays too and I love the sun for the extra hours of fun outdoors! Yes, it rocks indeed! Thank you for answering!
Has to be fall back purely for the extra hour snuggling in a warm cosy bed on a cold morning
There are so many reasons to like Spring forward (1) much more safe if out at night (2) those who work can get things done while it is still daylight (3) family cookouts, etc., but I still would like to see standard time return (probably showing my age here....LO)L But, daylight was naturally a little longer during summer months anyway. My body clock gets all out of whack twice a year, and the older I get the longer it takes for me to re-adjust. Also, I am one of those "early riser" people....and, that means early to bed. It is still daylight when I'm thinking about sleeping, and really very dark when I get up.
Oh well....it was a fun question to answer.
Hi Dear Friend Faith Reaper!
FALL BACKWARDS! FOR SURE!
That being said I heard on the radio three days ago how Daylight Savings affects people in a negative way. There are more traffic accidents from sleep deprivation and more heart attacks after daylight savings.
I pray no one finds this offensive, but I wish that Daylight Savings did not exist. I wish whoever put this in place would realize it is messing with our biological clocks. I personally feel Daylight Savings is totally unnecessary.
Even if the clocks were left alone we would still get more light at night eventually. I love the fall back because it puts the clock where it was meant to be in the first place. Springing forward we LOSE an hour of sleep, it messes up our digestive system, AND our bowels...especially if people are biorhythmic...and are used to a certain time of day...and have to be to work.
Since I am no longer working it does not bother me half as much, and it is easier for me to adjust. But those who are always rushing as their daily routine, I would guess springing forward would be aggravating.
I don't mind it getting dark sooner...it is God's natural order of things...and He DOES lengthen the days in the Spring...but man cannot leave it alone...I feel they are rushing it by wanting MORE light by springing forward.
I hope I have not offended anyone with my opinion, Faith, but this is truly how I feel. Thanks for a great question. Blessings always, Sparklea
Hi Dear Sparklea, wow, I did not know all of that, but I still get up early and Springing forward does not seem to bother me, as I go to bed an hour earlier. I love NOT driving all the way home an hour in the dark! Then to be able to be outside too!
I am with you 100 percent about driving in the dark...I don't like it either. I'm so sorry you have that long commute. God bless dear friend. Sparklea
Thanks Sparklea, I wish they made the reply space to the great answers longer. You should write a hub about your answer about Daylight Savings Time, even though I love Spring forward. God bless you too sweetie
Ladies...you're all nuts. Daylight Savings Time lasts for 5,664 hours and you lose one of 'em. What if you got interested in a TV movie and stayed up an extra hour? Oh, the horror of sleep deprivation! You're not nuts, just messin with ya
Hi Bob, I do not feel deprived of sleep as I go to bed when I am tired. I love Spring forward lol...so you are messing with the wrong person : ) we all like different things and that is okay. Now, I am going to enjoy my long day! Blessings
I jump for joy when I spring forward!!! Longer days, eating dinner on the deck, time in the evenings to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. My list is absolutely endless. What's not to love?!!!
Whoo, you know it B Lucy! I am with you on all of that ... My list is endless too. Exactly, what is there not to love? Thank you for your enthusiastic answer!
You're welcome. You were just so enthusiastic about it! You expressed how I feel about it.
I prefer fall backwards. I enjoy the extra hour of sleep. When we spring forward the extra hour of daylight confuses me. It's later than it actually seems. I go to bed early (9:00) so it seems there's no wind down time from activity to bed time.
I'd prefer they eliminate "daylight savings." Even the name is a lie. It would be much better if businesses merely changed their hours, if people want to change their hours.
Living in Arizona, I was glad to be rid of this nuisance. Now, living in the Philippines, I don't have to be concerned with this artificial, bureaucratic junk. And now, I work at home. I get all the daylight I want whenever I want.
I like Spring forward because it sounds more positive. Who wants to Fall backwards? You only want to do that when you are trying to show members of your team that they can trust you? Take America as an example.
Having sprung forward, I'd be delighted if we left it this way and didn't juggle the time every six months!
When first adjusting to Spring Forward I hate it because I feel like I'm missing one hour of sleep and can't fall asleep earlier. But once I get used to it I like the fact that daylight is still out when I get out of work on the weekends. When its fall/winter I hardly see any sunlight. Sometimes I fear turning into a vampire!!
Hello Jesusvu, oh, yes, those first few mornings are an adjustment, but I just love the sun still shining when I leave work and get to do things outdoors after arriving home. Yes, many people get that winter depression from not having enough sunlight
I prefer to fall back. Sleep...more precious, luxurious, beautiful, splendid, delightful sleep. I'd trade more daylight for more time to sleep any day!
Hello MysticMoonlight, I love your hubber name, and I predicted your answer when I read your name : ) ... That hour in the morning is nice, but I just love those extra hours of sunlight during the evenings to be out and about. Thank you for answering
Thank you, Faith Reaper. You're very kind
Oh, you are so welcome, MysticMoonlight. Hey, tomorrow is Saturday, so maybe you will get to sleep in a couple extra hours! Have a great weekend.
I think we need to do away with this artificial time construct altogether and just stick with the time that it is!
I love the spring forward! Like you i stay outside for many hours, and beeing able to do that is fantastic. In summertime it is light longer than till midnight, wonderful times. The best is that it's in front of us right now:)
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