The Possibility that Comes with the End of Daylight Savings Time

by Valerie on November 6, 2011 · 6 comments

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I know – I have posts on healthy holidays, Shophouse, lunchbox updates and a few product reviews brewing- but instead, here I am chatting about the end of DST.

Can we say could.not.come.soon.enough.

Back in April, when I started thinking about trying to become more of a morning exerciser, I was very strategic – I started the habit when I was horrendously jetlagged and waking up very early anyways.  I also figured the habit would be easier to ramp up to considering the sun would be rising earlier and earlier.

Sometime in May and again in August, I started thinking about how, eventually, there would be that two week period where the sun does not rise until past 7am, which would make things like 7am yoga really difficult.  Other times in my life where I have had a semi-consistent morning movement routine, those weeks undid the routine at least once (though I think twice – this was a long time ago, pre. I promised myself I would focus on the fact the end of DST would improve that rather than stay hidden under the covers.

Clearly I anticipated this months in advance, which was probably a good thing, as the last two weeks have been tough in terms of the whole morning movement thing.  Cold weather has not helped.  As I walked to the gym or to yoga, I kept reminding myself other people have done this for years, and there was no reason I could not.  I did strange things like put a wool hat soon after getting up, well before I actually left the apartment to go exercise – somehow my head bein warm well before going outside really helped things.  Whatever works, right?

And I reminded myself that come today, the sun would be up much much sooner. A few days ago, I even channeled that into the above art journal page. 

Here is a picture I took around 7.30am this morning:

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I am so happy about all this light!  Now I just need to remind myself that while the days are going to keep getting shorter light-wise, the trend will start going the other way come December 22 or so.  In the meantime, the end of DST makes me feel like mornings are full of possibilities instead of a mind-game to get myself out the door to move.

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1 thehealthybeehive November 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm

So true! I need to do the same too – use the extra daylight to get up and work out in the morning. It is just so hard, especially when it is cold outside! Thanks for the inspiration!


2 Valerie November 8, 2011 at 3:03 am

you are so welcome :)


3 bitt November 8, 2011 at 2:12 am

happy birthday! i got behind on reading, but enjoyed your birthday post especially. i can relate to a lot of what you said. hoping you have a fabulous 33rd year.


4 Valerie November 8, 2011 at 3:03 am

Aww – thanks Bitt! So glad you enjoyed the birthday post :) Hope all is well.


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