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The Cure | Why You Need More Water

Groggy. Bloated. Sluggish.

This was my life before I began taking my water intake seriously.

This year, I made a goal that I wanted to be more intentional about my water intake. I know I don’t drink enough, and when I do drink, my preference is usually tea or something sweet, which is not the best. 

I was sick of feeling gross. Sick of my skin being so dry and just knowing that my body was struggling, so I made a change. 

How about you? Do you find that you don’t drink enough water? If you’ve been struggling with feeling sick, tired, bloating or even skin issues, you may simply need to drink more water.

The average human needs about 8 glasses of water a day. That’s water, not juice, coffee, tea, protein drinks or energy drinks. Just pure water. 

Image of a glass pitcher of water sitting on a table overlooking a sunset

If you’re someone who doesn’t drink enough water and you know it, then going from way under 8 glasses to 8 glasses isn’t an easy transition and it also isn’t a change that should be done suddenly. You can start small and begin with a glass in the morning, before your tea, coffee or juice. Then, opt for water as your beverage of choice with your meals.

You may just find, as I did that as my water intake increased (i’m not even all of the way there yet) you’ll start feeling more alert, you’ll be less bloated (for the most part) and have more energy. 

Water makes you feel good. Many crucial bodily functions rely on your water intake to do their job—from your kidneys that filter your blood, to your lymphatic system that aids in fat digestion and rids you of threats to your immune system. Your body quite literally needs water, and enough of it, to do its job.

When your body tells you it needs water, listen to it. If you don’t you’ll find that you’re never “thirsty” and that’s because your body has given up on telling you. You won’t get the signals, but your body will soon see the results of chronic dehydration and we do not want to go there. 

Need to up your water intake?

Here are some tips to help you along your journey to a more hydrated you

Find the Right Water Bottle

I don’t know about you but if my water is in a bottle that I like, then I’m going to drink more. Some of my favorite water bottles are ones with time stamps on them, because if I can match my water intake with a “goal” I am way more likely to succeed. Here are some of my favorites:

32 Oz Water Bottle With Time Marker

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One Gallon Water Bottle With Time Marker

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Bottled Joy

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Set A Routine

In true enneagram 9 fashion, if I can develop a routine around drinking water, then I will be more likely to reach my hydration goals. The key for sticking to a new routine, is to pair it with one you already have. What does your morning routine look like? Where can a glass of water fit in? Maybe while you brew your coffee, while you heat up your bathroom or after brushing your teeth. 

Make it Interesting

Even though the goal is pure water, sometimes adding a little something to your water just helps you want to drink more. Normally I like to add fruits or lemon slices to my water, but lately I’ve liked adding some of these to my water to make increasing my water intake a little less boring:

Liquid Iv

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Twinnings Cold Infuse

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Mio Fit

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Making a commitment to drinking more water doesn’t have to be overwhelming! You can get the benefits of being properly hydrated and have fun while you do it.

How’s your relationship with water lately?

What’s a tip you think you could implement right away to help increase your water intake? Do you currently use any of these tips/products to help you with your water intake?

Add to the list, what are some other tips and tricks to help increase ones water intake?

Happy hydrating!

xx Nicole

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Hi! I’m Nicole Eva, Journal Enthusiast, Healthy Habit Builder, and Advocate of all things Rest and Wellness. My job—to introduce you to YOU; The healthy, beautiful, authentic you. The you that sometimes gets lost in both the mundane and chaos of our world. I do this by sharing tips, stories, videos, guides, and more. I’ll challenge you, encourage you, and celebrate you all the way through your discovery of YOU. Currently, I’m studying to gain my certification in Holistic Nutrition and Health and Wellness Coaching and I’ll be sharing the cool things I’m learning with you along the way! Big fan of tea, cozy things, and well-designed spaces, so we’ll definitely talk about that too. Looking forward to getting to know you!

7 Comments

  1. makaylajesalyn says

    Wow, those bottles with time stamps are so brilliant! You are absolutely right, we all NEED to drink a whole lot more water than the average person does! Thanks for inspiring me! 🤗💙

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  2. As bad as it is, I’ve start by drinking more by diluting fruit juices or fruit slices too for flavor, and gradually put less and less over time. I’m definitely gonna have to get the time marker bottle though, that’s clever!

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    • That’s a great starting point! Any step towards progress is progress! Proud of you 🙂 I’m also a fan of fruit slices in water, adds a little pizazz lol. Thanks for sharing!!

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  3. Ashante says

    This is a good reminder post that you shared! I definitely agree that it’s important to make sure you’re nourishing your body with water. I mean, after all, our bodies are made up of it, right? I’m currently trying to get back into drinking water on a regular basis. Right now, I opt for water when eating meals and try to drink water whenever I feel thirsty. While I still drink juice every now and again, I’m really pushing myself to stay on track.

    One tip I will share is to eat more fruit when you get a craving for juice. Whenever my tastebuds were calling out for some juice, I would get me some pineapples (which contains water in it by the way!) and it helped me when I had that craving. This was really helpful for me.

    Good post Nicole and take care! 🙂

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    • I love the eat more fruit tip! That’s so smart and makes so much sense. When your body is craving something like juice, it really just wants something sweet, and a naturally sugary fruit is always a healthier alternative and I love pineapple, so that’s a plus!!

      Thanks for sharing that! ☺️✨

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