Now we’re into Autumn and the days are getting shorter we start to feel the effects of fewer daylight hours. I know I’m already starting to feel more tired. Having less sunlight can also affect our appetite, concentration and mood.
Here are five ways to make the most of the limited daylight hours available in winter:
1. Get up early
Get up early and be ready to enjoy the daylight as soon as the sun rises. You could enjoy a cup of coffee in the garden or go for an early morning walk or jog.
2. Walk to School/Work
Whatever the weather walk to work or school to benefit from the daylight. If your workplace is too far to walk then consider parking further way or jumping off the bus or tube a few stops early.
3. Get Outdoors at Lunchtime
Make sure you get outdoors again at lunchtime. Use this time to source your lunch or make the most of your lunch hour and eat outdoors. Alternatively, an after lunch brisk walk with a friend will be of great benefit (and fun) too.
4. Get Active After Work
Try to enjoy the last few hours of daylight after school and work. Walk the dog or run to the shops or gym. We like to enjoy after school adventures such as getting out on our scooters and picking blackberries.
5. Plan Outdoor Adventures
Make the most of your days off and plan outdoor adventures- whether they be a weekend away, a micro-adventure or just a day out. We love to visit the beach at weekends, especially during winter when the sun reflects on the sea and produces great quality natural light.
The clocks go back on Sunday October 29th this year (2017) to mark the end of British Summer Time (BST).
How will you make the most of the reduced daylight hours?