Which do you prefer, "Spring forward" or "Fall backwards"?

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  1. Faith Reaper profile image85
    Faith Reaperposted 4 years ago

    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.

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  2. Jackie Lynnley profile image89
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 4 years ago

    That is good to have more daylight but I sure love that extra hours sleep in the fall! Also it means holidays are coming!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, it is hard to choose, but I like the extra daylight, I guess because I miss most of it inside an office all day!  Hugs

  3. writinglover profile image86
    writingloverposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I am all for that extra hour of sleep, but I hate driving home in the dark!!!  Although, we have the same amount of time, it seems like I just do not have enough time in the Fall. But I do love the holidays coming.

  4. NornsMercy profile image61
    NornsMercyposted 4 years ago

    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. big_smile

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering NornsMercy.  Yes, it is a lovely time of year indeed.

  5. wychic profile image87
    wychicposted 4 years ago

    Spring forward big_smile. 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

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, that is why I love Spring forward due to the long days of daylight and doing extra activities outdoors.  Yes, it is 4:30 p.m. when it is dark here in the winter too at first, and I need sunlight!

  6. Bob Bamberg profile image93
    Bob Bambergposted 4 years ago

    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 smile

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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!

  7. Lauren Amy Smith profile image59
    Lauren Amy Smithposted 4 years ago

    Has to be fall back purely for the extra  hour snuggling in a warm cosy bed on a cold morning smile

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Lauren Amy Smith, thank you for answering.  That extra hour of snuggly time pretty nice.

  8. Dee aka Nonna profile image79
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Dee aka Nonna, I do love Spring and all that it entails for sure.  As I truly do not like driving in the dark all the way home during the week!  It does get harder as we age no doubt about it!  I am glad this was a fun question for you!

  9. Sparklea profile image73
    Sparkleaposted 4 years ago

    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
    smile

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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!

    2. Sparklea profile image73
      Sparkleaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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 smile

    3. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

    4. Bob Bamberg profile image93
      Bob Bambergposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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 smile

    5. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

  10. B Lucy profile image60
    B Lucyposted 4 years ago

    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?!!!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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!

    2. B Lucy profile image60
      B Lucyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Wow!!!  Thanks so much for the honor, Faith!!!

    3. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome. You were just so enthusiastic about it! You expressed how I feel about it.

  11. bravewarrior profile image94
    bravewarriorposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Sha, thank you for answering.  Yes, 9:00 is actually 8:00 to your body. It is a bit of an adjustment. For me, since going to bed at the new time is actually an hour earlier, I do not miss out on any sleep, but that is just me.  Blessings

  12. lone77star profile image82
    lone77starposted 4 years ago

    Neither!

    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.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks lone77star, for sharing your thoughts here.  How interesting and glad you are in a place to get want you want out of life.  Blessings

  13. David Carl profile image65
    David Carlposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hello David, thank you so much for answering.

  14. Edward J. Palumbo profile image84
    Edward J. Palumboposted 4 years ago

    Having sprung forward, I'd be delighted if we left it this way and didn't juggle the time every six months!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Edward, Me too! Let us just leave it one way or the other, and as is obvious, I prefer the Spring forward!

  15. profile image56
    Jesusvuposted 4 years ago

    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!!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

  16. profile image0
    MysticMoonlightposted 4 years ago

    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!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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

    2. profile image0
      MysticMoonlightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Faith Reaper. You're very kind smile

    3. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  17. Kalmiya profile image78
    Kalmiyaposted 4 years ago

    I think we need to do away with this artificial time construct altogether and just stick with the time that it is!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Kalmiya, yes, that would be nice for the time to just stay the same all year. Thank you for answering.

  18. kerlund74 profile image78
    kerlund74posted 4 years ago

    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:)

    1. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Kerlund, yes, it is those extra hours of daylight in the evenings which are truly enjoyable. Yes, it is upon us!  More time for outdoor fun. Thank you for answering.

 
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