What's Your Best Advice for Drinking More Water?

What's Your Best Advice for Drinking More Water?

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Lauren Kodiak
Jan 11, 2016
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Of all the healthy things we can do for ourselves, drinking water seems like one of the easiest, right? Drinking more water doesn't require a gym membership or the need to completely overhaul your lifestyle (I'm looking at you, fad diets), so why is it that I just can't bring myself to do it?

This is the year I vow to guzzle the recommended eight glasses of H2O a day — but I'm going to need your help.

There are people who effortlessly chug water all day (they're easy to spot — they're the ones with glowing skin and a peppy demeanor at all times), but I am not one of them. It's only until my muscles ache, my head hurts, and my mouth is dry that I realize oh, yeah, it's been about four hours since I've had anything to drink! But then I'll pour myself a glass of water and only manage to take a few sips before I abandon it and go back to whatever I was doing.

I've made some small attempts to remedy the situation, but I'd love to hear your thoughts on what else I can try.

My 2016 Water-Drinking Tactics

  • Having a glass of water when I first wake up (before coffee).
  • Keeping my water filter pitcher in the fridge (I like really cold water).
  • Filling up a large water bottle and putting it somewhere in plain sight (like my desk) so I don't go all out of sight, out of mind on it.

What is your best advice for drinking more water? What are some things I can do to really help make this micro resolution stick?

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