Irish fitness expert reveals the key to a happier, healthier life

He certainly knows his stuff!

Pat Divilly is one impressive individual!
Pat Divilly is one impressive individual!

Irish fitness expert, author and entrepreneur, Pat Divilly has used his own personal experiences as well as his expertise to compose a plan for optimising well-being and performance in your life, both mentally and physically.

Pat is working a long side Berocca on new campaign, ‘Make Every Second Count’ and he has given VIP an insight into his top tips for making the most out every second.

Research has shown that 9 in 10 people say their mood improves when their productivity levels increase and over a third (36%) of workers say that low motivation negatively impacts their productivity – so Pat’s plan will undoubtedly prove beneficial in the work place.

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Here are Pat’s top tips on making every second count:

Make Space

Take time away from the noise. We are so immersed in social media, connectivity and general noise that we rarely get opportunity to think about what really matters to us. The best way of making every second count is to know what you want from life so that you can work towards it. A simple ten minutes a day sitting in silence, especially in the morning allows you to become more grounded and better able to handle stress.

Three Simple Actions

Once you’ve gotten some clarity on what you want and what you are working towards, get into the habit of writing down 3 things each evening that you will do the next day to move forward. This way your subconscious gets to work whilst you sleep and you can jump out of bed ready to make the most of your time.


It doesn’t have to be the gym. Find something you enjoy so you can stick with it, make sure it’s fun for you. A social element is always a bonus and exercising with friends means you can motivate each other to make the experience enjoyable. A short walk in the morning before checking your phone or social media is a great way of taking control of your day, and getting the blood pumping, enabling to make the most of your time!

Be Present

Make the person you are with feel like the most important person in the world, whoever they are. Put down the phone and be present. Living busy lives means we sometimes don’t get to see our friends and families as much as we’d like, so when we do we should make the most of that time and be truly present.


Practice gratitude by thinking of a minimum of 3 things every day that you are grateful for. It can be anything, big or small. Rather than always seeking more and comparing ourselves to others, think consciously of all that you are grateful for and how much you enjoy about your life already, and as the days go on and you find yourself making every second count, you’ll find this list grows longer and longer.



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