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  • Writer's pictureOlga Bavrina

Spring Forward, Fall Back ☀️ Preparing for Daylight Saving Time's Financial and Personal Twists

Are you ready for the Daylight Saving Time (DST) adjustment this spring? ☀️


Let this guide help you adapt smoothly to the change, not just for the upcoming week, but for the season ahead. 🧘


Did you know? The concept of DST was first humorously suggested by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 🇺🇲 


While widely adopted in the 20th century to enhance energy use 🏭 and daylight efficiency 🌇, the effectiveness of DST in saving energy remains a subject of debate 🙀 [1, 2].


Instead, it's linked to several economic and social phenomena:


📉 Stock market volatility [2]

🤯 eCommerce trend disruptions [2]

💸 Card spending irregularities [3]

🎁 Shift from spending on services to goods [3]

💔Adverse effects on health and work productivity [2, 4]


Many countries have moved away from observing DST 🇦🇷🇧🇷🇨🇳🇮🇳🇯🇵🇸🇬🇿🇦🇰🇷

Though it still finds favour primarily in the US 🇺🇲 


The EU has been reconsidering its stance on DST since 2021, following a significant study in 2018 indicating widespread citizen disapproval.  [2] 🇪🇺


🤔 Is DST observed in your country?

♥️ How do you plan to adjust to it?


A friendly reminder for those in the US: Don't forget to set your clocks forward by one hour on March 10th to smoothly transition into DST.


Health experts advise that the time change can disrupt our biological clocks, leading to increased stress in the days that follow. 🧑‍⚕️ 


To ease the transition, they recommend avoiding risky activities and focusing on your health and well-being [4]. 🍵🧘🎶




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