*This a collaborative post with Berocca*
Anyone that has been following my Instastories will know that I have been struggling with my sleep. Combine this with the fact that it has been the summer holidays – I have two very energetic children and we have been trying to sell our house – and you might think that this would have been a sure fire recipe for burnout.
I am still here!
However, I am still here and I am still keeping up with my children despite us having a jam packed summer. Keeping the children entertained requires stamina. We have spent the summer visiting wine estates, following smuggler trails around Dunwich Heath, sliding down the scariest slides, fighting pirates and getting on and off planes, amongst many other adventures! How I have managed it? Two things. Firstly, I have been batch cooking healthy food. This has stopped me reaching for the junk food during the week. It has also meant that I have had healthy and nutritious meals on hand that I can cook quickly. Secondly, I have been taking Berocca.
Still Me, Just With Added Berocca Bounce
Berocca has long been my secret weapon and it was my go to staple as a teacher. That last term before the summer holidays was always the one that felt like some sort of endurance test. Energy levels would be flagging, the pupils would be on hyperactive countdown for their holidays and then the marking would be never-ending.
When I first started out in teaching a wise teacher recommended Berocca to help with the energy levels. Berocca is the Uk’s No 1 energy vitamin and as a teacher it helped me keep juggling those balls and now as a parent, it helps me make the most of my day.
What Is Berocca?
You take Berocca first thing with your breakfast. It is an effervescent tablet that you dissolve in a glass of water. You simply drink it as you eat your breakfast like you would any other drink. It has a really refreshing taste too. It might be a tasty little drink but it packs a punch when it comes to its goodness. Packed full with energy releasing vitamins and minerals, including vitamins B1 and B2, which work with my body to release my natural energy, helping me feel energised all day long!
How I’m Fizzing Along With Berocca
Being woken up when you have had less than 3 hours sleep by a shouty 4 year-old, “wake-up lazy bum”, is far from ideal. However, Berocca has certainly helped ensure that I haven’t needed to take a little siesta in front of Paw Patrol and I haven’t needed to reach for that mid-morning sugary snack. Taking Berocca makes me feel like I have more energy and as a result I have been able to score some serious parental wins with the adventures we have been on.
They loved it when I climbed up with them to go on the biggest slide. I may have loved it less when I saw how far down I had to go ;-). This summer we have left the sofa behind, explored mazes (or should that be maizes?), climbed trees and sailed down rivers past crocodiles (yes, really, although it might not have been a real crocodile. Still scary though!). You know when your children tell you that they have had the best summer that you have done something right.
Sometimes It’s The Small Changes That Make The Biggest Difference
Trying to sell our house could have meant that our summer was a complete washout. I am someone who likes to feel in control and selling our house feels like something that is very much out of our control. Batch cooking for the family and me taking Berocca are two very small changes that show I can still control things. These two small changes have made a big difference to our summer. I have felt more positive and more energetic during what has been a fairly stressful time. Still me, just with added fizz, to quote Berocca,
“You, but on a really good day.”
Disclaimer – please be aware that this is a collaborative post with Berocca but as always all words are my own.