I've had a packed out schedule ever since I can remember. At 6, I started training competitive gymnastics and would navigate 6 training sessions per week next to a plethora of other extracurricular activities and school for the next 11 years.
While at uni, I decided to help my parents set up an online business while also working part-time, studying abroad, maintaining a long-distance relationship and somehow managing to get a first-class degree.
At 25, I moved to the UK despite having zero connections there, started to expand my blog into a proper business while also working part-time, doing freelance copywriting work and adapting to life in a whole new country. It was tough, at times alienating and just felt like I couldn’t possibly get a break – there was always this next big task or worry that popped up and had to be ticked off my to-do list ASAP.
Don’t get me wrong – I don’t think to be busy should be anyone’s life purpose. I think being busy tends to be extremely overrated and often perceived as ‘cool’, ‘productive’ and ‘admirable’ whereas it actually brings people close to or beyond their limits.
Having a hectic schedule for longer than a decade taught me the importance of checking in with my mental and physical wellbeing and knowing when to stop.
A big part of maintaining a healthy immune system while being busy beyond compare is made up of good nutrition. Next year marks a 10thanniversary of me turning vegetarian – I’ve also been vegan for almost 2 years now. I’ll never forget my parents' reaction when I told them I was going to stop eating meat – my mum was furious, but her disapproval did drive me to learn everything I possibly could about a plant-based diet and any nutritional supplements I might need due to my restricted diet.
And what is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies? A lack of dietary iron.
Iron is an important nutrient for the support of many body functions. Not getting enough iron from your diet can make you feel tired and fatigued. You may experience signs of low iron levels if you are not getting enough iron from your diet - but how to find the right supplement?
My go-to-choice is Spatone - natural iron-rich water directly from the source in Snowdonia, North Wales. I recently visited Snowdonia and fell in love with its absolutely gorgeous natural charm. It was great to visit North Wales where Spatone originates from.
I now take Spatone once a day and while it took at least a week to feel a noticeable difference I now feel less tired and full of energy. I'm incredibly happy I stuck with it!
What were some of the most convincing aspects of Spatone compared to other iron supplements I tried?
delicious apple taste
gentle on your stomach
Are you vegan/vegetarian and have you ever experienced low levels of iron? I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions on how YOU maintain healthy iron levels below.
*Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Spatone.