#5 - Change your lightbulbs.
This isn't really a metaphor sort of thing. I'd had two (out of the four) bulbs in my bedroom out for quite awhile, but finally picked up replacements on my grocery run. I can't get over all the extra illumination blasting at my eyeballs.
Of course, I *could* take this into metaphor territory, but not at this time of day after a night of Mainstage walking (not blocking!) rehearsal.