What's Your Best Advice for Drinking More Water?

Micro Resolutions for 2016

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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