Sweden switched over to daylight saving time this past Sunday. That means that the sun sets at 4 pm right now. The days are quickly getting shorter and shorter until about the 22 of December. That is the turning point. But at first the turning is so slow that you really don't notice that days are getting longer and things better until about the end of January. This part of the year is really hard for me. There are people that don't seem to mind so much but this really affects me. It is a huge mental struggle to pass this dark part of the year for me.
This past week I took these pictures before the clock was changed to daylight saving time it was easy to catch these beautiful sunsets as the sky was painted in soft pastel colors several times as I was on my way home.
I am not a huge fan of daylight saving time and changing the clock. I think this could be skipped entirely if it was up to me. Sure it does get dark in the morning but it still will get dark then in one or two more weeks. I hear that the decided to skip changing the clock in Russia and I think they made the right decision. If it was up to me I actually would want to move the clock another hour ahead instead of moving it back on hour as has just been done. It would be so much better if the sun set at around 6 pm instead of 4 pm as now. You are still tired as hell every morning when the alarm goes off. I just have a hard time being positive and optimistic when it is so dark all the time. I would just like to hibernate and be woken up in time for Easter. I don't know if I will ever get used to this or if I even want to get used to this dark period of the year. I try to make the best out of it anyway by lighting lots of candles in the evenings. I am thinking about buying one of those special lamps that are supposed to give you the same wavelenght as sunlight and use it in the mornings at work. I would like to know if they really work as they are quite expensive. Do you have one of these? What brand/kind? Do you feel it helps/makes a difference?