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How are you lovin’ the time change?
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

clockSo, this is day three of the time change and I don’t like it! It’s interfering with my rhythm!

Starting last November—right when I was supposed to be pounding the keyboard for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), I hit the skids so far as writing was concerned. I couldn’t commit a word to the page to save my life. That slump lasted all the way until January. Scared the crap out of me.

Then January hit, and that is always my new hopes/new plans push. I love New Years resolutions. I feel shiny and new and like anything is possible. I looked at my routine and decided to tweak some things to see whether I could pull out of my slump. Here’s what I did.

I still keep an automated year-at-a-glance planning sheet so I know “big-picture” view what has to be done—and I have my monthly calendar with big goals listed. However, I’ve gone to a hand-written daily sheet. Something I can go through the physical motion of checking off items I accomplish each day. Each time I do, I feel like I’m shedding some of the weight sitting on my shoulder.

The second thing I did was to set my alarm to get up earlier every day. I was getting up around 8-ish, eating breakfast, then around 10:00 coming to my desk. Now, I’m up at 6:30—and oh, what a difference that has made. I somehow forgot I’m a morning person. Now, writing tasks are usually done by 2:00 in the afternoon and then I catch up on email and any social media type things I need to handle. Work is usually wrapped by 3:30. The earlier start time has given me more energy. Go figure.

Then comes Spring Forward! Can we start a petition to stop this nonsense? Seriously? What purpose does it serve except to interrupt our natural rhythms? The earliest I could manage to drag my ass out of bed today was 7:00—and it still feels like the middle of the freaking night! It’s hard to be virtuous and stick to a plan when I’m yawning this hard in front of the keyboard. Seriously!

So tell me, are you struggling with the time change too? Did you start any New Years’ tweaks that you’ve managed to maintain all the way to March?

7 comments to “How are you lovin’ the time change?”

  1. Erica
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      · March 10th, 2015 at 8:25 am · Link

    Yes start the petition this time change is stupid 👿



  2. Delilah
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      · March 10th, 2015 at 8:35 am · Link

    Erica! LOL! You sound grumpy!



  3. ButtonsMom2003
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      · March 10th, 2015 at 9:31 am · Link

    I would actually like daylight saving time to exist all year. I don’t remember exactly what year it was — just that it was in the mid to late 70’s and during the energy crisis — but we didn’t “fall-back” that year; I loved it.

    Maybe because I’m retired, the time change didn’t really bother me too much but I don’t really think it did when I was working either. I just love the fact that the days are getting longer and it’s no longer dark at 6:00 p.m. 🙂

    I think Arizona doesn’t do daylight saving time – maybe a good place to live? LOL



  4. Shirley Long
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      · March 10th, 2015 at 12:16 pm · Link

    No New Year’s resolutions cause I know I’m not gonna keep ’em so why start.
    Time change???? Totally freaking hate it. What good is it? What purpose does it serve? More daylight? Who gives a rat’s behind if we have more daylight? Not me. Just leave it alone and let us all live by regular old time.
    Bring on the petition!!



  5. Elizabeth Andrews
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      · March 10th, 2015 at 6:07 pm · Link

    I HATE DST. Hate it. I was having much less problem getting up in the morning when it was light. Now it’s dark again when I get up for work, dang it! I don’t care if it’s light later. By the time I’m done at the dayjob, I’m done, whether it’s light out or not. lol



  6. Stacy McKitrick
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      · March 10th, 2015 at 9:20 pm · Link

    I hate DST. There isn’t more daylight, it was just MOVED to the evening. I hate going to the gym in the dark. I hate the jarring time shift (I prefer gradual). I wish the government would take it to a vote for the people to decide whether we should keep DST. I bet it would be voted gone.

    I used to live in Arizona and loved not having DST. Hawaii also doesn’t have it. If it weren’t for my kids, I’d probably move.



  7. Mary Marvella
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      · March 11th, 2015 at 11:44 am · Link

    I don’t like change. So far this one has left me tired and cranky.