When I have slept well and the sun is shining I have sometimes what seems like endless energy. I can do the school run, work at my office job as well as knock out a blog post and work on recipe development with some energy stores left for one of my fitness classes at night.
When I don’t sleep well and the skies are grey and gloomy it is quite the opposite story. I feel listless and everything is a chore. I guess it’s the same for most of us. On these days it would be all too easy to curl up in bed for the day.
Autumn is my favourite season but for many reasons it’s also a challenge. The evenings get dark too quickly which means I rarely get a chance to fit in an evening walk, these walks are so important for my health and wellbeing that I really feel it when I don’t manage them. The clocks go back and the girls body clocks get confused resulting in so far one 5am wake up. And the clocks only went back yesterday.
Oh and it’s half term. As of today for us in Wales. Now I have to tell you I am not someone who moans about the girls being at home rather than school, I enjoy their company and the freedoms we have without having to worry about school uniforms and pick up and drop off times. But it is still hard work some days. Keeping a 3 year old and 6 year old occupied ( and happy) all day is draining. School offers them a lot of mental and physical challenges so they expect and need that from their days. I feel like some days I need a booster button, you know like at the end of races in car racing computer games where they have a booster button which carries them to the finish line? That.
And luckily there is, in a way. I am not a stranger to Berocca. I have been using it on and off for about three years and I’m a fan. I use the little pouches of melts you pour straight on your tongue while I am out and about and I use the effervescent tablets at home usually on a morning where I wake feeling hungover although I haven’t had a drink – don’t you hate those days? And it works, it really does. Usually within an hour I will feel the effects of it. One of the main uses I have for Berocca is when I can feel something lingering, like a cold or one of the many viruses which are picked up from the girls. I take it every day when I think something may be about to come on and I think it really helps me to fight it or at least give me the energy needed to fight it.
You know these B vitamins we are constantly hearing about, well Berocca is full of them:
Berocca is packed full of 8 B vitamins including vitamins B1 and B2 which work with your body to release your natural energy, add to that B5 which helps sharpen your mental performance and of course B12 which combats fatigue.
This last week I have used the effervescent tablets every day and I am feeling the benefits. I have more oomph in me to play games with the girls, I am procrastinating less and just getting stuff done. I feel brighter, that is the best way to describe it.
There are other little things you can incorporate into your days alongside Berocca to help boost both your physical and mental energy levels. Here are a few that work for me:
Use a daytime/SAD lamp. I use a SAD desk lamp and it can really help change how I feel. We need the extra light, our bodies crave it.
Get outside. Being in the fresh air can do wonders for how you feel and also for how much you get done that that day. You may think oh I don’t have the time for that today but it may be the best use of your time. If I take the girls to the park for an hour we all feel better for it. They get to run wild and burn some energy and I feel refreshed from being outside with more motivation to get tasks done when I get home. It also makes me feel better to know I have made their day fun so we all win. I love my evening walks alone too and love to be near the water.
Listen to your favourite songs, I wrote a post a few months ago about my Ultimate Happy Playlist and if I am having a low or tired day I pop this on for some guaranteed mood boosters.
Have you tried Berocca? What did you think?
- This post is in collaboration with Berocca and I have been compensated for my time.