AD: this is a sponsored post by Olife, however all reviews and opinions expressed in this post are my own.
It’s been a testing couple of months adapting to new routines and lots of changes in lockdown, and I know I’m not the only one who has struggled with maintaining motivation, balance and drive in the midst of being stuck in the same location day in, day out.
I’ve followed all of the usual ‘new normal’ tips – getting dressed as though you’re heading out, finding a well-lit space to work, breaking for lunch, but even then, it’s been tricky to remain focused when you are stuck in one place and not breaking up the day with meetings, activities and face-to-face communication.
But one thing I have tried to be really consistent with is ensuring that I’m fuelling my body in the right way. While it’s been tempting to stock the cupboards with all of our favourite foods (there’s been little else to do), I’ve tried to maintain as much balance as possible and have taken to cutting up plenty of fruit and ‘snacking’ veg like cucumbers and carrots at the beginning of the week and storing it in glass containers, so that it’s ready to grab and take to my desk without too much effort or thoughts.
And I’ve woven in a new supplement into my daily routine too. Olife is an 100% natural daily supplement that harnesses the power of OLIVUM, the antioxidant rich water extract from the olive tree leaves (it’s 30 x more concentrated than olives, fyi) to help with brain function, the reduction of mental fatigue and boosting your attention span. Formulated to be diluted in water (70ml per day, in a glass of water – I add a cube of ice too as the UK summer has been deliciously hot so far), it aims to be a beneficial part of your morning routine, setting you up for the day ahead.
I’ve really come to enjoy my ‘new normal’ morning routine, where I open up the bifolds, make my breakfast (oat & banana pancakes with a little drizzle of chocolate sauce OR granola, in case you were wondering), open up my laptop to check my emails and pour my glass of Olife.
Prior to coming across Olife, I had no idea of the wonderful benefits the olive leaf can have on the body. In addition to being brain boosting, it’s also recognised for its cardioprotective functions (hello healthy heart!), being a natural anti-inflammatory and promoting the healthy circulation of blood. While olives are often complimented for their health benefits, it’s a little known fact that the greatest concentration of the nutrition is located in the leaves – which of course, are infused into Olife!
Head over to Olife today to find out more.