Water is so, so good for our bodies!
It gives us energy, helps ward off headaches, helps boost our metabolism, improves digestion, promotes healthier skin, and so much more.
But if you’re anything like me, it may not be your favorite thing to drink all the time. Diet Pepsi tastes so much better and there’s nothing quite like a glass of milk with a warm chocolate chip cookie.
While I’m certainly not here to make a ban on enjoying a soda or a glass of milk with dessert, I know from experience that we may need to give ourselves a boost to set ourselves up for success when it comes to drinking water.
Before we dive in, be sure to click the image below to download your free water tracking printable!
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Here are 12 quick tips to get you drinking more water in no time. Oh! And I'll use a few affiliate links to recommend some products to you – that just means I get a small percentage if you decide to purchase. I only recommend products I'd recommend to my friends and family.
One mistake I see people make is being far too scientific about it all. Believe me, I’m a researcher and I like to know all the facts and data before I make a decision. But you and I both know that water is good for us, so don’t get hung up on how much is more and just grab a glass and start drinking.
Invest in a Good Water Bottle
This one comes highly recommended from my business manager, Tasha. It’s a Brita water bottle with a covered straw top. The filter that’s built into the straw allows you to fill it up at any tap (which removes the barrier of having to have filtered water on hand at all times!) I like that the straw is covered because it keeps germs off of it – and I’ll be putting my mouth there to drink! It also has a pretty handy rubber strap on the top that makes it easy to carry.
Invest in More than One Good Water Bottle
This was a game changer for me – call me crazy, but having a water bottle on each level of my house has made a huge difference in how much water I drink. Just that simple convenience of not having to walk up the stairs to grab my water bottle makes me drink so much more.
Invest in a Bottle Brush
I think we all have a couple of not-so-clean water bottles sitting in the back of a cabinet somewhere. Drinking more water is all about convenience, so make sure it’s convenient to keep your bottles clean as well! This set comes with a bottle, straw, and cap brush for a very low price!
Make it a Habit!
You already brush your teeth every day. Tomorrow when you brush your teeth, grab a glass of water before you do. This is called habit stacking – you form a new habit by pairing it with a habit you’ve already established. And it really works!
Don't Leave the House Without It
Simple as that – if you can help it, don’t leave the house without your water bottle! Errands can end up taking much longer than anticipated and the key is to be drinking a little bit of water all day long.
Flavor if Necessary
Nothing can beat pure, clean water. But if you really can’t stand the taste, try a natural water sweetener. Infusing your water with fruit is always an option, or you can use a stir-in sweetener like this one
Make it Fun!
Use a water tracker to chart your progress and keep things fun! If you love this printable, be sure to check out the March Monthly Printable Pack in the Sweet Life Society for more! Click the image below to download.
FAQ’s about How to Drink More Water
How much water should you drink in a day?
Like I said in tip one, try not to get too concerned with how much water you’re drinking and instead focus on cultivating a positive habit of staying hydrated. But for those who have curious minds and want to know, you can check out Mayo Clinic’s analysis here.
What happens when you drink more water?
Water is so good for you!! If you want better skin, better digestion, a stronger immune system, a better metabolism, and fewer headaches – drink more water! You can find 15 benefits of drinking more water here.
How can I drink more water without peeing?
This is a funny one but it’s a legitimate struggle for some people! When you suddenly increase your intake of water, you’re going to have to pee a lot more than normal. Gradually increasing your water intake may help. However, it will just take your body some time to adjust to your new healthy habit.
I hope these tips help you drink more water and stay hydrated!