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.

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