11 Hydration Tips To Drink Enough Water
Do you want to drink more water? Because we know it’s healthy for you! You want to be drinking enough water to keep properly hydrated. I want to share a few of my favorite hydration tips to help drink your water.
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How Much Water Do I Need?
Before we get into hydration tips, you may be wondering “How much water do I need to drink?” It was extremely interesting for me to realize that with a large drinking glass, you are actually getting way more than eight ounces of water at a time. In fact, it’s nearly double that amount! Try this. Measure eight ounces of water into a liquid measuring cup, and then pour that amount into a glass. This will give you a really good idea of how full you need the glass to be in order to accomplish your goals. This may be easier than you think!
Personally, I always aim to drink eight 8 oz servings of water every day. Some people will drink a bit more, and that is fine. Either way, tracking your water consumption is a great idea.
Participate In A Water Challenge
Here is another hydration tip! Participate in a water challenge. Whether you challenge yourself or participate in a group water challenge, a month-long focus on drinking enough water can be a big help! Especially if you do the water challenge with the support of a group.
Hydration Tip – Measure Your Water For The Day
Measure the water for your whole day into a clear container to easily track your progress. If you tend to be rushed in the morning, you could even measure out your water for the next day in the evening. This will help you to be better prepared the next day.
Drink Your Water On The Go
Keep a water bottle in your car. Create a goal to finish it before you reach your destination, and refill it before you head back home! I really love a glass water bottle! Since it’s glass, it’s safe to use with essential oils. I love drinking essential oil, fruit, and vegetable infused water on the go!
Track Your Water Consumption Every Day
Maintain a tracking system or checklist. You could also use a phone app to track your water consumption if you are more of a digital person. The important part is to be aware of how much water you are drinking in a day’s time. Remember that you don’t want to overdo this. Simply drink the recommended amount of water, there is no need to push yourself over that amount. In fact, drinking too much water can have unhealthy effects as much as drinking too little water. Keep everything balanced to enjoy the benefits of getting enough water daily.
An Accountability Buddy Can Keep You On The Right Hydration Track
Getting an accountability buddy may help you to stay on the right hydration track. Don’t be afraid to ask a friend to help. They may benefit from drinking more water, too.
Listen To Your Body When It Calls For Water
This hydration tip is important! Pay attention to the cues your body gives. You may be surprised at the many benefits you likely will notice from drinking the recommended amount of water every day. In your tracker, you may want to also record how you are feeling each day as you drink more water. Notice the differences!
Proper Hydration Is Not A Race!
Do keep in mind that this isn’t a race, and you don’t need to go from zero to eight in a single day. Slow and steady is always best with any health changes, to give your body time to adjust. Learning to drink enough water is no different! The slow and steady habit will also help you to sustain your new healthy habit. You don’t want to overdo and drink more than the recommended amounts of water, either. Moderation is key!
Add A Dash Of Flavor To Your Water For Taste
Many times people tell me, “I know I should drink more water, but I just don’t really like water.” There is a solution! If you do not enjoy the taste (or lack of taste!), it is okay to flavor your water with something healthy. I often enjoy adding frozen fruit to my water, and this gives extra nutrients for your body, too. This is one of my best hydration tips!
You can find a recipe for fruit infused water on this post: Refreshing Flavored Water Recipe
Adding Essential Oils To Help Drink Your Water
You could also add essential oils to water for flavor and additional health benefits. Popular oils to add to your drinking water include lemon, wild orange, peppermint, metabolic blend or any other that are your personal preference. Don’t be afraid to experiment! Just today I was enjoying a drop each of peppermint and wild orange essential oil in my own water glass.
A friend of mine told me recently that all of her life, she just didn’t like the “taste” of water, but once she started adding Wild Orange essential oil to her water, she found herself drinking the amounts she should. She also felt better for that extra hydration in her body.
Remember – only ingest an essential oil with a supplements facts label. You only need a drop of essential oil as they are powerful. Personally, I would only ever ingest a doTERRA essential oil as I use this essential oil brand exclusively for our family.
Reward Yourself For Proper Hydration!
Last but not least, don’t forget to reward yourself for the new habit of drinking eight glasses a day. Learning to drink enough water is an accomplishment to be proud of. Celebrate it! Personally, I love doing yoga, so I plan to reward myself with a purple yoga mat when I’ve completed the water challenge. How will you reward yourself? Remember – feeling healthier is the best reward of all! I’d love to hear how you do with these hydration tips. Please join my Facebook group here to connect further!