PSA: Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday

Daylight saving time officially turns 100 this year. This day was established on March 19, 1918 by the federal government as a way to save coal during the First World War. Although the government ended the practice later that year, local authorities continued the fun for years before it was nationally recognized again in 1966. …

What better way to celebrate your 100th birthday than to be late for all your Sunday plans?

We officially “jump ahead” at 2:00 am Saturday night / Sunday morning March 11th. Basically, this means that there is no time between 2-3 o’clock Sunday morning and we will go straight from 1:59 am Sunday morning until 3:00 am.

The opposite will happen on Sunday, November 4th, when we “retreat” at 2 am. As a child, I called this the “magic hour” when nothing you do matters. Spoiler alert: I’ve since learned that what you do during this hour really matters.

When it comes to logistics, we live in an era where things like our smartphones and computers can switch on their own, so you don’t have to worry about changing these clocks.

However, now is a good time to take an inventory of what hours in your home (or office, coffee pot, or car) you have to change and put after it (or set a digital reminder) so you’ll remember to do it. I can tell you from experience that office wall clocks are critical.

Or, you know, be the person who shows up for work an hour late on Monday.

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