Let’s be honest, drinking water can be a tough thing to do. The amount of glasses the average person is actually supposed to have a day can be overwhelming (8 glasses of water is the basic amount.) When you start getting creative with how to drink water it can make things a whole lot easier. It might actually make drinking water fun! There are a few different ways to make this happen.
Make it a contest.
Who doesn’t love a little competition? Get a few of your friends together and get yourselves each an individual jug of water. You could even decorate them to make things pop a little more. Mark the jugs with times you should drink from them (i.e. 9:00 am, 10:00 am, etc…) The person that finishes their jug of water a set number of days in a row wins. Some friendly competition might be just what you need to get your H20 intake up.
Add fresh fruit or vegetables.
Fruits and veggies are full of antioxidants and key vitamins that you need to sustain your overall health. Try getting your favorite fruits or vegetables (like cucumbers) together, chop them up, and add them to your water. Give your water bottle a few shakes to get the flavor going and there you go. You now have instant zero calorie flavored water.
Buy a new water bottle.
Encourage yourself to drink more water by buying a new water bottle that isn’t an eye sore. This can be a great motivator. If you’re a visual learner it might help you adapt to drinking more water by looking for this new bottle every time you need to take a sip.
Maybe you’re a little more stubborn and the other options won’t work. Try setting an alarm every hour to hour and a half reminding you to drink more water. The alarm going off might startle you into taking a swig out of your new water bottle or jug.
Have an accountability partner.
Instead of competing, try having someone to hold you accountable. This person could be your significant other, your friend, or even a coworker. The beauty of this is that someone else besides you is looking out for your best interest and encouraging you through the day. Sometimes it’s necessary to have another person looking over your should to make sure that jug of water is half empty by lunch break.