Give us a little insight into your schedule. What does a day in the life of you look like?
This one is a good question, cause a day in the life of me is such a mixed bag!
During the week I am a busy nurse on a Paediatric Surgical Unit and no day is the same. You will find me looking after kids who have had surgery as well as medical treatment for chronic illnesses. Outside of these crazy shifts, I’ll be either setting up for a Netflix binge or letting of steam at the gym - it’s really one way or the other!
Then I enter my double life where on occasional weekends, I DJ for Melbourne Entertainment Company. I’ll perform at corporate events and weddings, it’s a really nice break from the stressors of hospital life. Being able to provide people with fun dance-floor music and entertainment is truly really satisfying!
When do you find yourself struggling for motivation during a typical day and why?
During the week, it’s definitely the 3pm slump. This is either when I am finishing my shift and all I want to do is go home, lay down and put my feet up. I’ll find I crave comfort food and scrolling on my phone for way too long
After DJ gigs it’s the morning after a late event where I want to be a sloth in bed!
The constant change in body clocks between nursing shift work and DJ gigs makes it difficult to find a proper routine. This leads to a lot of unmotivated times and catch up sleeps
What do you do to get past it?
Firstly, phone down and try and get myself out of the social media rabbit hole.
Then move! I try to live an active lifestyle so I set exercise goals and plans for myself based around my shift work routine. Whether it’s gym in the morning before an afternoon shift or vice versa, I try and have one activity a day that’s outside of my nursing work commitments.
I know it’s cliche but getting some fresh air and finding something to do outside really helps. It’s not always a gym class cause sometimes I just cannot bring myself to go, it’s more or less a simple walk or checking my herb and outside garden (very proud of this one
When did you start taking The Daily and why?
I started taking it to help with recovery after a big weekend. However, I truly started appreciating it and regularly consuming when the pandemic hit and I needed some extra fuel to keep me going on my long nursing shifts.
I found it comforting that I could hydrate properly with vitamins and nutrients that can replenish my body during shifts where I’m consistently on my feet and unsure when I’ll get a break!
When, and how do you take it; at what point in the day?
I’ll fill up my drink bottle at 7am when I start my shift and drink it throughout the day, topping up my drink bottle as I go. I prefer it in the morning as it’s a great vitamin boost to fuel the body and start the day right. I have TheDaily sachets in my locker at work, I’m always handing them out to colleagues as the day goes on!
I find it’s also the perfect hydration boost the morning after a busy night. This isn’t just partying but DJ gigs as well where I feel depleted and needing something a little extra to get me going the next day.
Have you achieved anything special whilst taking the product?
I craved less caffeine and quick sugar hits! Drinking this daily must give me enough replenishment that my body stopped craving the morning coffee hit that I used to. The commitment to taking TheDaily has also made me a lot more accountable for drinking more water and stay on top of my hydration
How does it make you feel?
Makes me feel reassured that I’m fuelling my body with proper nutrients and minerals. On shift, I feel more focused and naturally energised. I manage to get through the days without the need to reach for a quick fix sugar hit and caffeine.