Most people aren’t consuming enough water on a daily basis. In fact, most people aren’t even aware of how much water they should consume. If you really want to consume the right amount of water, then you should drink ½ of your weight in ounces every day. For example, a 160 pound person would want to drink 80 ounces of water per day. Increasing your water intake can be challenging, so here are a few creative ways to help you succeed!
- Mix It Up
So, a 160 pound person has to drink 80 ounces of water per day. This doesn’t mean they have to drink 80 ounces of plain water. Instead, they can mix it up by drinking infused water. Basically, infused water is plain water that is mixed with a variety of fruits, vegetables, and even herbs. Since all of the ingredients that go into infused water are natural, infused water is extremely beneficial for your health.
There are thousands of infused water recipes on the internet (seriously, just research infused water on Pinterest). But a classic infused water mix is water with cucumber slices, lemon slices, and mint sprigs.
- Set Alarms for Yourself
When you first try increasing your water intake, you might need to set alarms so you remember to drink that much water. You can spice up these alarms by adding motivational phrases, pictures, and even a motivational tone to them!
- Mark Your Water Bottles
Whether you decide to drink your water out of plastic bottles, a large jug, or a washable tumbler cup, you can draw designs and tick marks on your bottle. Basically, the designs will make your container stand out, and the tick marks can be used to document how many ounces that point has and what time you should surpass that tick mark.
- Reward Yourself
Set goals for yourself with ending rewards that will motivate you to increase your water intake. For example, do you really want to purchase something specific, like a special kind of makeup or outfit? If so, tell yourself that you’ll purchase that object once you consume your daily amount of water for a week straight. Once you keep accomplishing these small goals and rewarding yourself, you’ll eventually come to a point where you don’t need to reward yourself for drinking the right amount of water.
- Make It a Competition
One thing that motivates most people is competition. You most likely know someone that isn’t drinking the right amount of water. If they’re up for it, you should challenge them and other people to drink the right amount of water. Everyone involved in the competition could document how much water they drink in an app, and at the end of each week, the winner gets a reward. How’s that for staying creative and motivated?