Drinking water is important. You already know this, but there's a difference between knowing and acting on it.
It's common to start your day with coffee, forget to eat breakfast, and then before you know it, it's 1:00pm and you still haven't had a drop of water.
You may not realize the effects of this routine because it's been a routine for so long.
You may be experiencing headaches, tiredness, dizziness, muscle cramps, infrequent urination, constipation, or brain fog regularly or intermittently, but haven't considered it to be related to a lack of water. Ultimately, it might not be due to dehydration, but ya know drinking more water wouldn't hurt ;).
Here are a 4 ways to increase your water intake:
1. Habit stacking.
Do you already eat breakfast? Great, pair it with a glass of water.
Do you already workout? Great, keep a water bottle in your gym bag.
Do you already go to work meetings? Great, bring your water bottle with you to every meeting. (I like to call my water bottle my emotional support water bottle. It comes with me everywhere.)
2. Place a full water glass next to your bedside before you go to bed.
Then, when you wake up in the morning, you can start drinking it right away.
3. Consume more foods that have water in them.
Looking at you, vegetables and fruits!
4. Use a water bottle you like.
If you have a water bottle you like, you're more likely to drink out of it. Are you a straw fan? A big spout fan? It might sound silly, but it works!
Try these methods out and let's get hydrated!