Daylight Savings Is Bad For You, So Let's All Stay In Bed

Daylight Savings Is Bad For You, So Let's All Stay In Bed

Your ready-made excuse to avoid life today.

Everybody has those mandatory life events that they hate. Those days that absolutely suck, but that you can't avoid no matter how much you complain. Maybe for you it's going to the dentist, or visiting your weird aunt after Christmas. It sucks, it's unpleasant, but it always happens. For me, it's daylight savings time -- more specifically, the whole "spring forward" business. I love sleep. And I get really grumpy when someone tries to take it away from me. Who decided that it would be a good idea to start the week with a sleep deficit? Why make Monday any worse than it already is? But as it turns out, my complaining all of these years is justified, because daylight savings is actually bad for you.

But we only lose an hour, you might say. An hour isn't that big of a deal. Except that it is. Since the majority of Americans are sleep-deprived already (which any college student could have told you), the loss of an extra hour can affect you more than you’d think. Studies show that in the days after we spring forward, the number of strokes increases by 8 percent and the number of heart attacks increases by 10 percent. The loss of that precious hour has also been linked to more car accidents, workplace injuries, and poor decision making. People that are sleep deprived are also less productive and spend more time surfing the internet than doing their work.

So not only is losing that hour bad for your health, but it’s dangerous for the health of everyone around you as well. Basically, what I’m getting out of this is that we should stay in bed all day to avoid a major catastrophe. Possibly for a few days to be safe. Here are some ways to protect yourself against the dangerous phenomenon we call Daylight Savings Time:

1. Skip your morning class to sleep an extra hour.

2. Skip the class after that, just to be safe.

3. Take a nap in the afternoon.

4. Take an all day nap.

5. Stay in bed all day, just to be extra safe.

6. Spend the whole weekend sleeping so you can stock up for the loss.

If you actually have to get out of bed and do real life activities, here are some ways to offset the time change:

1. Eat a good breakfast. Having a full meal in the morning will help your body regain some of the energy that you lost with the lack of sleep.

2, Open your blinds in the morning. Even though your body clock might be a little off, the sunshine will tell your brain that it's morning and help you adjust.

3. Go to bed earlier. If you can go to bed an hour earlier than usual, then you won't lose any sleep!

Feel free to use this article as a doctor's note to get out of whatever real life responsibilities you may be trying to avoid.

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To The Boy Who Will Love Me Next

If you can't understand these few things, leave before things get too involved

To the boy that will love me next, I need you to know and understand things about me and my past. The things I have been though not only have shaped the person I’ve become, but also sometimes controls my life. In the past I’ve been used, abused, and taken for granted, and I want something real this time. The guys before you were just boys; they didn’t know how to treat me until it was too late. They didn’t understand how to love me, until I broke my own heart. Before you truly decide to love me I want you to understand these things.

When I tell you something, please listen.

I’m my own person, I want to be loved a certain way. If I ask you to come over and watch movies with me please do it, if I ask for you to leave me alone for a few hours because it’s a girl’s night please do it. I don’t just say things to hear my own voice, I say things to you because it’s important to my life and the way I want to be loved. I’m not a needy person when it comes to being loved and cared for, but I do ask for you to do the small things that I am say.

Forgive my past.

My past is not a pretty brick road, it is a highway that has a bunch of potholes and cracks in it. I have a lot of baggage, and most of it you won’t understand. But don’t let my past decided whether you want to love me or not. My past has helped form who I am today, but it does not define who I am. My past experiences might try and make an appearance every once in a while, but I will not go back to that person I once was, I will not return to all that hurt I once went though. When I say those things, I’m telling the complete and honest truth. I relive my past every day, somethings haunt me and somethings are good reminds. But for you to love me, I need you to accept my past, present and future.

I’m just another bro to the other guys.

I have always hung out with boys, I don’t fit in with the girl groups. I have 10 close girlfriends, but the majority of my friends are guy, but don’t let this scare you. If I wanted to be with one of my guy friends I would already be with him, and if you haven’t noticed I don’t want them because I’m with you. I will not lose my friendships with all my guy friends to be able to stay with you. I will not cut off ties because you don’t like my guy friends. I have lost too many buddies because of my ex-boyfriends and I promised myself I wouldn’t do that again. If you don’t like how many guy friends I have you can leave now. Don’t bother trying to date me if you can accept the fact I’m just another bro.

I might be a badass, but I actually have a big heart.

To a lot of people I come off to be a very crazy and wild girl. I will agree I can be crazy and wild, but I’m more than that. I’m independent, caring, responsible, understanding, forgiving, and so such more type of woman. Many people think that I’m a badass because I don’t take any negatively from anyone. Just like we learned when we were younger, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.” Most people can’t do that in today’s world, so I stick up for myself and my friends. I don’t care what anyone thinks about me, or their option on how I live my life. The only thing I care about is being able to make myself happy. Even though I’m an independent woman, understand that I do have a big heart. Honesty when I truly care for someone I will do just about anything they ask, but don’t take advantage of this. Once you take advantage of this part of me, all respect will be lost for you.

I’m hard to love.

Sometimes I want to be cuddle and get attention, and sometimes I don’t want you to talk to me for a couple hours. Sometimes I want you to take me out for a nice meal, but sometimes I want a home cooked meal. Every day is different for me, sometimes I change my mind every hour. My mood swings are terrible on certain days, and on those days you should probably just ignore me. I’m not easy to love, so you’ll either be willing to find a way to love me, or you’ll walk out like so many others have.

I’m scared.

I’m scared to love someone again. I’ve been hurt, heartbroken, and beat to the ground in my past relationships. I want to believe you are different, I want to hope things will truly work out, but every relationship has always ended up the same way. I’m scared to trust someone, put my whole heart into them, just to be left and heartbroken again. I sick and tired of putting my whole body and soul into someone for them to just leave when it is convenient for them. If you want to love me, understand it won’t be easy for me to love you back.

When “I’m done.”

When I say “I’m done” I honestly don’t mean that I’m done. When I say that it means I need and want you to fight for me, show me why you want to be with me. I need you to prove that I’m worth it and there’s no one else but me. If I was truly done, I would just walk away, and not come back. So if I ever tell you, “I’m done,” tell me all the reasons why I’m truly not done.

For the boy who will love me next, the work is cut out for you, you just have to be willing to do it. I’m not like other girls, I am my own person, and I will need to be treated as such. For the boy that will love me next, don’t bother with me unless you really want to be with me. I don’t have time to waste on you if you aren’t going to try and make something out of us. To the boy who will love me next, the last thing I would like to say is good luck, I have faith in you.

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