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The Benefits of the Clocks Going Forward

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Published 29/03/2021
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Noticed the sun shining in the sky a bit later the last few nights? Noticed not having to turn your lights (or for that matter your heating) on until a few hours later this week? Well, that’s because on Sunday the clocks ‘sprung’ (pun intended) forward an hour, meaning that we are now in British Summer Time until October.

Every year this is a nice moment for many: more sun and more light means more time for outdoor activities, particularly on a work night (is there anything worse than finishing work when it’s dark and cold outside?) But after such a difficult year and such a long winter due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, this year’s clock change means even more. In today’s blog I’m going to look at a few of the positives of the clocks going forward for the summer.

What is there to be happy about when the clocks have gone forward?

As mentioned earlier, a big appeal this year in particular is the fact that you will have more chance to do things outside after work. With many of us now working from home, the winter was difficult, as if you wanted to escape your house after a long day, there wasn’t really much you could do in the cold and dark. Now however, the possibilities are much greater.

An after work drive or walk is a great way to just get out of the house for an hour or so, and with Coronavirus restrictions now being rolled back, soon you will be able to do more and more in the sun after work - I suspect a pint in a pub’s beer garden will become a popular option from April onwards!

Another benefit of the clocks going forward is that it truly signals the end of winter and the start of spring. Even if you’re not going out after work, everyone can enjoy the extra light and heat in the evenings, and to freshen up where you live you can open the window wide, another positive for people working from home.

There’s also the much more grown-up matter of bills, and the fact that in the summer your gas and electric usage will be much lower. What better way to put a smile on your face as you stroll in the evening sun?

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