Wednesday, February 11, 2015

How to Drink More Water #NYG

One of my New Years Goals was to start drinking more water. Or at least it was the add on I had at the end of January. I'm not a sweets person but I love drinking fruit juice so I know that throughout the day I'm not getting enough of plain ole water. Today I thought I'd share some tips and tricks I have on motivating myself to drink more water throughout the day.

  • Put the Brita in the fridge. If I'm drinking water it's out of a Brita pitcher since I don't have a fridge that spits out water. My biggest excuse is that I don't like room temperature drinks so I swap out the fruit juice during the day with the water pitcher instead. Not only is the juice not there when I go looking, cold water is much more satisfying so I'm more inclined to pick that up instead.
  • Make a game out of it. I find that drawing lines on water bottles and making it a game to drink past a certain line is a great way to motivate myself to drink more water. Bonus points for adding fun doodles or encouraging messages.
  • Leave full water bottles everywhere. This one seems odd since I just declared that I don't like room temperature water, but I must say if I leave water everywhere (re-usable bottles, don't worry!) I go throughout the day I'm more likely to pick one up and drink it just out of convenience. Now I do look kind of insane doing this, but if it works for me I'll keep doing it!
  • Commit to some sort of deal. Sometimes I just really want that juice or even a soda so I make a deal with myself that if I want to have on glass of something else, it must be followed up with two glasses of water. 
  • Put it on your To-Do list. I am a hugely list oriented person so putting down individual amounts of water on a to-do list is almost a fool proof way for me to get it all done. I love the satisfaction of crossing something off a list so this is a great trick I found to get me to my ideal amount daily.
What are some tips and tricks you have for drinking more water?

1 comment:

  1. These are such great tips! My Brita has been hiding in my cabinet for months, I definitely need to dig it out!