Tomorrow morning, in the smallest hours, daylight saving time ends. We find the hour we lost in the spring, “a final consolation, doled out like a party favor popped into a child’s loot bag to lessen the shock of coming home, now that the party is over” , as Joan Gould wrote in The Times in 1981.
Every year I try to reorient myself to the darker days, to welcome the change of clocks as another harbinger of the cozy season. Last week, I asked you how you’re coping with the return of standard time, and I got loads of great advice. (I’ve also received quite a few invitations to move from readers in Arizona, Hawaii, and Mexico. Thank you, please make the extra room.)
My favorite coping mechanism has come from Kristin Easter in Bellevue, Washington, who doesn’t change her clocks on Sundays until she hits a time she’d like to come back, “mostly waiting until at 11 and then decide that an hour of coffee, muffins and paper would be great to repeat.” If you have that kind of flexibility in your Sunday schedule, that sounds like a good plan.
Several readers wrote that they mitigated it by changing their clocks on Saturdays or even earlier in the week. “That way I get used to overtime gain or loss during the day, and when Sunday comes around, it doesn’t feel like such a shock to the system,” said Michael Dunlap of Spokane, Wash. .
Hope Newhouse in Paris – speaking from very recent experience, as standard time started in most parts of Europe last weekend – isn’t really trying to adapt. “I use the end of DST in the fall to start waking up earlier and going to bed earlier (which I fail dramatically in the summer),” she wrote. .
Those who see this time of year as peak hygge have said, “Pack your book, drink of choice, read for an hour, stretch, turn back the clocks, and read for another. Heaven!” wrote Marcy Albin from Santa Fe, NM
“Dig the stew and bread recipes,” wrote Alice Brown of Shelburne, Vt. “Get a good star map and relearn all those major constellations,” she added. “Follow the phases of the moon; you will see it A LOT over the next six months.
Donna Meehan from Melbourne, Florida keeps a bottle of Coppertone Sunscreen Oil in her bag and takes a big puff whenever she needs a summer fix. Aromatherapy!
The end of daylight saving time isn’t the most pressing issue, of course. It’s a tradition to moan about it if you hate it, rejoice about it if you love it, an annual event that, like many things, will soon pass. As Scott Prunty of Clyde, Ohio wrote, with perhaps the most sensible advice, “Accept it’s out of your control and move on.”
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RECIPE OF THE WEEK
Fall isn’t just the start of soup season. It’s also cornbread season, because, in my mind, nothing goes better with a steaming bowl of soup than a crumbly, fragrant morsel. At Yewande Komolafe Recipe is chewy, moist and just sweet enough, cooked in a skillet to give it a crispy crust. If you’re a fan of purely salty cornbread, feel free to omit the sugar. You can even replace the bacon grease or olive oil with some (or all) of the butter. Bake a batch this weekend, then serve slices warm from the oven brushed with butter. And don’t forget: Cornbread is just as good without the soup!
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Rise and shine
The end of daylight saving time means brighter mornings and easier awakenings – at least for now. We are hardwired to wake up when the sun rises, and when the winter solstice approaches and the sunrise is later, you can benefit from artificial help in the form of a sunrise alarm clock. Also called wake-up lights, they are designed to simulate the effect of sunrise, starting with a dim light that brightens softly to the glow of a sunny day. Our pick emits a pink glow that mimics dawn and may be less irritating than white light. —Courtney Schley
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