7 Tricks to Remind Yourself to Drink Water

Kim at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Connecticut

Being an adult means you have to remember to drink water. Am I right or am I right?

Even though I have been #adulting for several years now, I still forget to drink water. First world problem or not, it’s still a problem. And it’s a huge problem. Often times, when I get dehydrated, my body punishes me with headaches and terrible migraines. Now that it is officially summer, I have decided to treat my body better by drinking more water. As always, I encourage you to do the same!

Here are some tips and tricks that I have used to remind myself to drink water:

Start the morning off right.

Before bed, I leave a full glass of water on my nightstand, so it will be ready for me to drink first thing in the morning. That way, even before I step out of bed, I will have some water in my system.

Drink from a larger glass.

This trick is for the lazy people out there. Ahem, me. When I’m working in the office, sometimes I am so busy with my assignments, that I don’t have time to get up for a refill. Or I don’t feel like it. Or I forget. But by having a larger glass of water sitting by me, I don’t have to get up as frequently for refills.

Love what you drink out of.

Invest in the cutest, yet most functional water bottle you can find, so you’ll enjoy carrying it around! My favorite water bottle is blue with a motivational design on the front, which says, “Good Vibes Only” and time stamps on the back that encourage me to drink each hour.

Try sparkling water or flavored water.

Fruit-infused water and even sparkling fizzy water tastes yummier and best of all, still counts as hydration!

Set an alarm.

If you’re extremely forgetful or simply too busy to think about hydration, then have your phone do the mental work for you. Set an alarm at intervals throughout the day to remind yourself to take a sip.

Use an app.

Months ago, I’ve stumbled upon Plant Nanny, a health & fitness app that reminds you to drink water. Basically, every time you “water” your adorably cute virtual plant, you have to take a sip of water yourself. If you go several hours without drinking water, then your virtual plant will start to wilt and die. You wouldn’t want that to happen, right? So drink up! By turning this “chore” into a game, you’re more likely to be competitive and want to drink water.

Eat foods that contain water.

Water isn’t limited to a glass. You can hydrate by eating foods with a high water content. For instance, the best and easiest choices are watermelon, pineapple, and cantaloupe, which are all in-season during the summer.

How do you remind yourself to drink water?

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