My husband has always been fond of saying that I have two speeds: stop and go. I talk fast, I walk fast, and my brain is always swirling with ideas. I tend to jump from task to task with barely a breath in between. I’m always trying to do too much in too little time, and I’m notoriously late because I’m doing “one more thing” before dashing out of the house to the next commitment.
But when I crash, I crash. I’m famous around here for going to bed as early as 8PM on a typical evening, and I like nothing better than a quiet evening at home with my latest Netflix obsession.
Because I’m always rushing, I tend to be forgetful, and I have a bad habit of screwing up my appointments. (Like the time that I picked up all three kids at two different schools and took them to the dentist only to find out I was an entire WEEK early.) I still haven’t lived THAT one down yet. My response: At least I wasn’t late! Heh.
I’m usually too busy doing the next thing to get up from my desk and get a glass of water, and even if I do go to the kitchen for that purpose, I usually get distracted by another task and forget why I’m there. If I do think about grabbing a glass and filling it with water, I’m too impatient to wait for the dispenser on the refrigerator to completely fill my glass. Seriously.
I hate waiting for ANYTHING. It seems like such a waste of time. I think that’s why I’m always running late — when I’m early, I’m bored and chomping at the bit to get started.
I have great intentions. I always INTEND to take my vitamins and drink the recommended 8 glasses of water a day and make biannual dentist appointments and get the oil changed on my car every 3000 miles. But the reality is, I usually forget or put these bothersome tasks off indefinitely.
And let’s not even DISCUSS the telephone. I would rather miss a sale at Nordstrom than make a phone call.
I usually remember things I need to do and appointments I need to make when I’m in the car or running. Those are the only times I have time to think. I always plan to get back inside the house and make the 5 appointments that are piling up and return that phone call and grab a tall glass of water so I’m well hydrated, but once I sit down at the computer and start fielding emails, it’s all out of my head.
I’m the worst about remembering to take my vitamins and supplements. I always keep those packets of EMERGEN‐ C in the house, but the extra time and effort it takes to fill a glass of water and drink down the fizzy mix of electrolytes and essential nutrients is a huge deterrent.
Like most women, my handbag is my catch-all. I keep everything in there that I might possibly need at any given time. I guess that’s why I have a penchant for large bags. I was thrilled when I was asked to partner with EMERGEN‐ C to promote their new chewable version.
I can take EMERGEN-C Chewables along with me and get my 1000mg of vitamin C wherever I am. No need for water! It’s so convenient, especially at this time of year when those nasty winter germs start making their rounds. ‘Cuz nobody has time for that.
Emergen-C Chewables are good for anyone over the age of 14, so I’ve been giving them to my 16-year-old son too. Like me, he is much more likely to take his vitamins when he can pop one or two as he’s walking out the door to school. We eat well here at home, but I know he sneaks his fair share of junk when he’s out and about, so I feel good knowing he’s getting a little boost of extra nutrition on the go.
Emergen-C Chewables are available in Orange Blast flavor, and you can find them in the Vitamin aisle at most grocery stores and pharmacies.
I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by EMERGEN‐C, and I received compensation for this post. While all opinions stated are my own, I make no claims about EMERGEN‐ C Chewables as a product or its effectiveness.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.