Hope your week has been awesome so far. Here’s me sharing a little bit about myself for you readers. You know me as the writer behind ngjuann.com but I am actually more than that.
I am also a mother to the cutest 9 month old baby and I do also have a full time job as a suit in an advertising agency.
That would make me a full time working mum plus I also have a blog that I upkeep and document my thoughts regularly.
People always ask me how I manage all three. I don’t really know how because there’s really no manual to being the perfect mum out there. One thing that I kept reminding myself on a daily basis is to take one day at a time. But that aside, it has also come to my attention that I am always lacking in sleep and I think over the years, I have got used to surviving on little sleep.
My job at the advertising agency is often stressful and it takes off a great deal of energy from me every day. Needless to say, knocking off in this industry on time is not often possible with the amount of deadlines and work we have to churn out daily. I am always ridden with guilt, wanting to go home earlier so that I can spend more time with Daniel :/
And with that being said, every new parent can relate that babies have different time clocks than adults and waking up past midnights has been a standard routine that I already got used to it since the birth of Daniel.
And on weekends, I have events and workshops that I go for every now and then as a blogger which I am very thankful for thus far, for all the opportunities that has been given to me to be able to attend these events to meet amazing people along this journey.
On Sundays, I go out on a massive grocery shopping, planning and buying meals for the family for the whole week ahead. On Sunday afternoons when I have my schedule cleared, I would spend time playing with the little one and churning out 6-8 blog posts and have it posted across the whole week.
Typing that whole chunk out makes me realized how packed my schedules are across the week. I have given up my gym membership ever since I got pregnant. Really haven’t found the time to take proper care my body at all! And I know that I totally need to before my body fails me. Once your health fails, it can overshadow everything else that’s going on in your life. From relatively minor small health issues such as aches and pains, lethargy and indigestion to major health problems, health is really an important impact on happiness and stress levels.
I am not always all happy and there have been bad days where I feel fatigue and this results in a lack of concentration at times and disrupts me from doing my best at all the things I have to do. We’re all doing more these days and we all always aim to do everything in a day, and I think as age catches up it’s really about time we pause and listen to what our bodies are trying to tell us. The everyday aches and pains you’re used to could indicate a health emergency and they are just some of the ways that your body is telling you it needs maintenance and that boost of extra care.
Recently, I’ve been starting my daily with a bottle of BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken and the truth is I’ve been feeling really good. BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken is exactly what it is – the essence of chicken that is extracted through a unique and highly modern process under carefully regulated temperature and pressure. I love heating it up slightly by putting it in a bowl of hot water before drinking. It is super yums!
Super time saver. During my confinement, my mother-in-law used to double boil chicken breast for hours just to get a small bowl of essence out – and this is the equivalent of it!
Not hard-selling the product but I like how much more alert I am, especially in the mornings. I take a bottle and go for work. Instead of the usual sluggish, grumpy self that I am in the mornings, I do feel more energetic and ready to go.
Oh and if you’re personally not overly huge on drinking chicken essence, you can try out the convenient tablet version of the their essence of chicken – BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken with Vitamin B Complex + Iron. Just 2 tablets a day and you’re ready to take on the day!
If you’re ready to listen to your body and reap the rewards for it, take part in BRAND’S® latest campaign where you stand a chance to win over $15K worth of Banyan Tree Resort & Spa packages and BRAND’S® hampers when you purchase $25 and above worth of BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken (plain and/or herbal) products!
To participate: SMS your entry to 90102322 in the following format:
BRANDS Name NRIC Receipt No Gender
Not only that, I am holding my own giveaway where I will be giving out 3 sets worth of BRAND’S® Products consisting of 1 Pack of 6- bottled BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken and 1 Bottle of BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken with Vitamin B complex + Iron (60 Tablets) (worth $48.45). And all you need to do is to
1. Like BRAND’S® SG Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BrandsSG
2. Like and share my blog post on your Facebook wall with the comment: “BRAND’S #Listentomybody Giveaway!” and tag my Facebook page so I can track your participation. Contest will end 30th October 2014.
Terms & Conditions:
1. All criteria must be fulfilled to be eligible for the giveaway.
2. Organizer reserves the right to decide the winner.
3. Prizes cannot be redeemable for cash or exchangeable for other products.
4. Prizes must be self-collected from Organizer’s office
Guys, remember! Listen to your body. Your body needs restoration more often than you think. I chose to start my day with a bottle of BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken everyday. How about you? :)
For more information on the products and the contest, please visit BRAND’S® Singapore Facebook page here.