I have a confession to make. I don’t drink enough water. Even when I try my darnedest, I struggle to get as much as I’d like. Granted, I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, which naturally increases my water intake. But, nevertheless, it’s something that I continue to work on. In my efforts, I’ve come across countless ways to drink more water. Try one or try a few and see what works for you!
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Find a water bottle you absolutely love.
Carry it with you. Decorate it. Love it. Drink out of it constantly.
I use this Brita bottle. It’s simple, but I love it (and it makes me think of Britta from Community, which always makes me smile!). It’s the perfect size to carry around with me, and the filter helps me to be confident my water will be as clean as can be.
Make it fun!
Use that favourite bottle. Get a fancy straw (my sister loves these fish straws!). Whatever it takes to make it seem a bit more fun, do it! The less you make it feel like a chore, the easier you’ll find it to stay hydrated.
Add some healthy flavours.
Add a slice of lemon, lime, or cucumber. Throw in some fresh mint. Test out your favourite fruit or vegetable! You can even buy special bottles (like this one) for infusing the flavour into your water.
Mark up that bottle.
Divide your bottle into increments and mark each with the time by which you’d like to drink it. Challenge yourself to meet that goal each day!
Use a bullet journal? Add a spread for your daily water intake! More technologically savvy? Try an app like Plant Nanny or Daily Water or set yourself reminders to take a few swigs.
Add it to your routine.
You’re going to eat sometime today, right? Why not plan to drink a cup of water just before. One just after? How about one right before you wake up or right before you go to bed? Make it a habit and you won’t have to think about guzzling!