27 Things That Have Happened To You Since Daylight Savings Ended and The World Went Dark
When we all set back the clocks when Daylight Savings ended last weekend, we were forced to realize that there’s no turning back now: winter is truly on its way. We'd known it ever since we switched our closets over to sweaters and thick socks, but now we can actually feel it. With the sun going down well before 6 p.m., the days are just getting shorter and shorter now until mid-December.
Even we night people can admit that 10 hours of sunlight just isn’t cutting it. But when this time of year rolls around, we’re forced to adapt, and our behavior — both internally and externally — changes. We’re all creatures of the night for the next month, whether we like it or not.
Because it's now getting dark so early, you've probably already noticed some changes in your daily life. Some are good (hello eating more cheesy casseroles), but mostly, this whole time change thing is pretty much the pits. Here are the 27 things that have probably been happening to you now that it gets dark so damn early. Because you're not alone. (Except, you know, in your bedroom.)
YOU’VE BEEN So Much SLEEPIER than you were a week ago
Darkness tends to do that.
so you've been going TO BED EARLIER
Only 11 pm.? Well, it's been dark for over six hours, so you might as well go to sleep.
and have already considered INVESTing IN NEW SHEETS AND PILLOWS
For all the sleep you'll be doing, of course.
YOU'VE WOKEN UP annoyingly EARLY A FEW TIMES SINCE DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ended
And wondered what was going on with you since you are so damn sleepy.
and YOU'VE EVEN been TEMPTED TO GET UP EARLIER, JUST TO SEE MORE DAYLIGHT
But you never do, because sleepiness.
you keep thinking IT’S LATER THAN IT REALLY IS
Why do I feel like it's midnight when it's only 8 p.m.?
which means THAT the LAST HOUR OF WORK really DRAGs now
Jesus, shouldn't there be a law about working after dark?
only, when you're finally off, you don't even feel like doing anything
Where is my sun? I just want to see the sun again!
SUDDENLY, GOING TO THE GYM SEEMS EVEN MORE IMPOSSIBLE
IT'S DARK OUTSIDE. Who goes to the gym when it's dark outside?
so you've just been heading home
Hey, you have reading to catch up on, right?
and, by the way, everyone on the train also looks extra miserable
Jesus. Not even the subway performers can muster a smile from this crowd.
it's difficult to muster THE NECESSARY EFFORT NEEDED TO COOK DINNER
or even go out to dinner
Thank god for Seamless, right?
OR to WEAR ANYTHING BUT LOUNGe WEAR
If you try really hard you can convince yourself that you're wearing those yoga pants because you actually did go to the gym. No one needs to know the truth.
ON THE WEEKEND, GOING OUT SEEMS Equally DAUNTING
SO YOU'VE ALREADY CANCELLED party PLANS
Those plans you never really planned on keeping anyway.
YOU'VE also noticed you're extra moody lately
And that's saying something.
YOU'VE EVEN GOT TESTY WITH THE GUY YOU GET YOUR MORNING COFFEE FROM
You can say goodbye that that free Friday morning coffee now.
YOU'VE already considered whether you have SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER
That's the only reason for this crankiness and depression, right?
AND whether you should PURCHASE A UV LAMP
Hey, you need it.
YOU'VE STARTED WEARING DARKER CLOTHES just TO MATCH THE DARKNESS ALL AROUND YOU
It just feels right.
AND COMPLAINING TO EVERYONE about how early it gets dark
Breaking news: You're not the only one suffering right now.
YOU'VE BEEN EATING MORE HEARTY THINGS
You know, like pasta and stews.
BECAUSE SALAD JUST SEEMS LIKE A DAYLIGHT FOOD
And you no longer know what daylight is.
BUT YOU'VE FIGURED IF YOU CAN MAKE IT TO MID-DECEMBER, YOU'LL BE OK
Must. Focus. On. The. Future.
because ONCE YOU REACH THE SHORTEST DAY OF THE YEAR, IT'S ALL uphill FROM THERE
Bring it, December 21st!
and THEN IT'S ONLY 81 DAYS UNTIL THE NEXT DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!
When you will remember this mythical thing called outdoor Happy Hours.