Dark days

Every year at 2am on the last Sunday of October, the clocks here in the UK, go back an hour. When this occurs, we switch switch from British Summer Time (BST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). It also means that the mornings will initially seem a little lighter, however that will gradually change and mornings will be start to be darker longer. After our clocks go back an hour, we will also find it gets darker earlier in the evening.

GERMANY, BONN – DECEMBER 31: Symbol photo on the topics time change, 3 am, 2 am, energy, health, etc. The picture shows a sleeping man and two alarm clocks, whose hands are on two o’clock (2 am) and three o’clock (3 am) in the morning. (Photo by Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images)

All this means that we will have noticeably less daylight hours for the autumn/winter months, meaning we have to use artificial light to flood our homes/offices/schools with light.

Do you enjoy these darker mornings and shorter daylight hours?

I definitely don’t! I find it hard to motivate myself to get out of bed in the dark mornings, and once I finish work, I feel I want to sleep again because it’s dark again! I also find that my mental health is very fragile during these darker days as well. So for me, I can’t wait for the spring and summer to come round again, when the longer, lighter days return, as they definitely help me feel more positive about life in general than I do during the darker autumn/winter months.

If you feel the same as me about these darker days, I pray you may find a positive way to navigate through these coming months, and if you have any tips you can share with us, I’d love to hear them.

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