Water is good for the body, yet so many people ignore drinking water regularly or forget to do so. Some people aren’t big fans of the “bland” taste of water, preferring to consume sweet drinks like juices or sodas. Others forget because of their busy schedules or do not incorporate drinking water into their daily routine.
Your body needs water. If you’re struggling with loving water, here’s how you can encourage your body to give water a second chance.
Find Ways to Enjoy Water
Start with changing the taste of water. It’s possible to make slight improvements to the taste of water without adding too many calories. Try adding a little squirt of lemon-lime or some fresh and clean mint leaves to the water (plus ice!). If you want your water to taste fruitier, add strawberry halves and let them sit for about five minutes before drinking.
You can also explore healthy yet tastier versions of water. Experiment with flavors of infused water to make drinking water enjoyable.
Always Keep Water Near You
Having a glass of water close by is a specific means for getting yourself to drink it. The more you encourage yourself to drink after a task, the more it will taste better to you.
If you’re going to be sitting for a long time, keep a glass of water near so you can reach out for it. You can do the same before you go to bed. Keep a glass of water next to your bed at night. Also, always bring reusable water bottles so that you’re not tempted to buy disposable bottled water.
Get a Water Bottle and Mark It with Time Goals
Buy a high-quality water bottle in your favorite design. A heavy-duty plastic or stainless steel bottle should do the trick. Once you find the one you like, take it with you everywhere.
Take your water bottle usage up a notch by creating personal timed drinking goals and marking it on the bottle. Get a label or tape marker and mark how much water you drink during a particular time of the day. That helps you monitor your water drinking goals, as well as know if you need to catch up or ahead of your water drinking game.
Create Mental Triggers and Set a Timer
If you’re struggling with remembering to drinking water, set a timer on your phone. Create multiple alarms that will set off throughout the day and drink water when one goes off. It might seem like a lot of hard work at first, but it will surely get you into a routine.
It’s also a good idea to create mental triggers. If you’re hungry, for example, drink a glass of water. Doing so will help your intestines and stomach digest better, keep you hydrated, and curb your appetite.
Drinking more water changes your life for the better. Stay adequately hydrated by teaching yourself to love the taste of water because every sip is right for you. Explore the ways suggested above or come up with ideas of your own.