When Does the Time Change? We About to Have Some Extra Daylight Up in Here
Man, the year sure is flying by.
Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Presidents Day and Ash Wednesday are all in our rear-view mirror, and that means it won’t be long before we have to give back the hour we got in November.
Yup, the time of the year we inaccurately call Daylight Saving Time (Because we don't really save any daylight) is nearly upon us. And yes, it’s ‘saving’ and not ‘savings’. And while I’m at it, it’s ‘Airway’ and not ‘Airways’. But I digress.
Effect 2 a.m. Sunday, March 14, 2021 we are mandated by Congress to set all the clocks that don't magically adjust themselves forward one hour -- and just like that 2 a.m. will become 3 a.m.
But you probably won't have to worry about physically changing most, if any, of the clocks that rule your life, though, because (A.) you're most likely not 100 years old, and (B.) it’s 2021. We live in the future and tech devices, like your smart phone, tablet, and computer automatically adjust when DST begins or ends.
Because this twice-yearly tradition still confuses the crap out of some, I will also remind you of the catchy slogan, “Spring Forward, Fall Back.” "Spring forward" because the first official day of spring normally happens not long after Daylight Saving, so, you metaphorically spring forward when time magically skips ahead one hour. I’ll explain the whole ‘fall back’ thing in 8 months.
According to the experts, your inner clock may have some difficulty adjusting to the time change. They say it takes the average person three-and-a-half days to adjust to the change mentally and physically. In other words, you'll be a zombie until at least Wednesday.
On the upside, Monday, March 15, is the beginning of Spring Break week for the majority of school districts around here so chances are you won't have to worry about it throwing off your schedule of doing nothing.