Advertising
Advertising

13 Funny Ways To Make You Drink More Water

13 Funny Ways To Make You Drink More Water

You know you need to drink water but it’s easy to forget and difficult to be enthused. So, what do you do? Give up? Hook up some IV fluids? No need. Drinking water doesn’t have to be stressful or boring. There are a number of ways to make your newest healthy habit fun!

1.

    Icon by Freepik

    Sometimes cold water is nice. Sometimes it just isn’t. Water doesn’t have to be cold or even room temperature. Warm it up when you feel like it. Not only is it sometimes more enjoyable, but it can also aid in digestion, prevent constipation, and more!

    2.

      Icon by Freepik

      If water is just WAY too boring for you, substitute it for some herbal tea. It’s hydrating, tastes good, and depending on the herbs you use may have added health benefits. Herbal teas are good both hot and cold. Just try to avoid sweetening and for the best hydration, avoid caffeinated teas.

      3.

      Advertising

        Icon by Freepik

        It’s all too easy to forget your water at home or in the car, and it can be difficult to lug just any water container around with you all day. That’s why it’s important to make it easy and hands-free. There are a ton of water bottles made with a hook for a belt or bag, so hydration easier than ever before.

        4.

          Icon by Roundicons

          Sometimes it’s all about pumping yourself up and getting excited about your new habit. Pick out a fun water bottle that suits your personality, a conversation starter, to make drinking water fun and cool.There are all kinds on the market today! Go check them out!

          5.

            Icon by Freepik

            Thirsty people usually snack before they think to drink water. If you’re a chronic snacker and have trouble drinking enough water, setting reminders on the fridge or snack cabinet may prove to be a very healthy habit for you. A nice side effect to this is that if you drink water, you may feel less of a need to snack afterward.

            Advertising

            6.

              Icon by Freepik

              Your water bottle can be your greatest ally and tool. Mark times on your water bottle so that you know how much you should be drinking by a specific time. You can even write words of encouragement on the side to keep you smiling!

              7.

                Icon by Freepik

                What do you look at more than just about anything else as you go about your day? If you’re like most everybody else, it’s probably your phone. Why not use that to your advantage? Set a reminder on your phone so every time you pick it up you’re reminded to HYDRATE!!!

                8.

                  Icon by Freepik

                  Advertising

                  What’s the first thing you reach for when your mouth is on fire because there was a surprise hot pepper in your supposedly mild Thai food? Probably water. If you can handle it, add some spice to your diet. You may find yourself drinking a lot more than usual.

                  9.

                    Icon by Freepik

                    There’s nothing more irritating than being stuck in traffic. Driving is also dehydrating, especially in hot weather. On long trips, try to set reminders to have a drink of water every 20 minutes (15 minutes in warm weather). You’ll feel more alert on the road and you’ll snack less.

                    10.

                      Icon by Freepik

                      If you use a straw, you’ll find yourself guzzling water much quicker than usual. Who knows why. Maybe it’s because drinking water with a straw is more enjoyable. Maybe it’s just easier.

                      11.

                      Advertising

                        Icon by Freepik

                        Try using an app like waterlogged to track your water intake. People love seeing a visual representation of progress. It’s encouraging to see as your goals are reached.

                        12.

                          Icon by Freepik

                          Add some excitement to your water by adding slices of fresh fruit, mint leaves, ginger, or other tasty herbs. It’ll keep you from getting bored and it tastes great!

                          13.

                            Icon by Roundicons

                            Who says that you can only get your water out of a glass? There are plenty of delicious foods out there that will help you drink more water and stay hydrated.  Add fruits and vegetables with a high water content to your grocery shopping list. Some top picks include cucumber (96% water), zucchini (95% water), watermelon (92% water), and grapefruit (91% water).

                            More by this author

                            Marina Richter

                            Freelance Writer

                            Always Feeling Hungry? You Might Be Simply Thirsty Are You Satisfied with Your Relationship or Settling for Less? Take This Test to Find Out Once You Learn These 8 Hard Truths About Life, You’ll Become Much Stronger Mentally Strong People Don’t Just Tell Themselves To Be Happy, They Do These 4 Things How To Tell Someone You Love Them Subtly Yet Sweetly (100 Ways Provided)

                            Trending in Health

                            1 Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help Weight Loss? 2 15 Brain Foods to Eat Regularly for a Sharper Brain 3 7 Signs You’re Burnt Out and How to Bounce Back 4 How to Relieve Stress: 9 Quick Relaxation Techniques 5 How to Get the Best Deep Sleep (And Why It’s Important)

                            Read Next

                            Advertising
                            Advertising
                            Advertising

                            Last Updated on September 25, 2019

                            How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

                            How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

                            As it appears, the human mind is not capable of not thinking, at least on the subconscious level. Our mind is always occupied by thoughts, whether we want to or not, and they influence our every action.

                            When we were still children, our thoughts seemed to be purely positive. Have you ever been around a 4-year old who doesn’t like a painting he or she drew? I haven’t. Instead, I see glee, exciting and pride in children’s eyes. But as the years go by, we clutter our mind with doubts, fears and self-deprecating thoughts.

                            Just imagine then, how much we limit ourselves in every aspect of our lives if we give negative thoughts too much power!

                            We’ll never go after that job we’ve always wanted because our nay-saying thoughts make us doubt our abilities.

                            We’ll never ask that person we like out on a date because we always think we’re not good enough.

                            Advertising

                            We’ll never risk quitting our job in order to pursue the life and the work of our dreams because we can’t get over our mental barrier that insists we’re too weak, too unimportant and too dumb.

                            We’ll never lose those pounds that risk our health because we believe we’re not capable of pushing our limits.

                            And we’ll never be able to fully see our inner potential because we simply don’t dare to question the voices in our head…

                            But enough is enough! It’s time to stop these limiting beliefs and come to a place of sanity, love and excitement about life, work and ourselves.

                            So, how can we tap into the power of positivity?

                            Advertising

                            “Happiness cannot come from without, it comes from within.” – Helen Keller

                            It’s not as hard as it may seem; you just have to practice, practice, practice. Here are 4 simple yet powerful ideas on how you can get started.

                            1. Learn to substitute every negative thought with a positive one.

                            Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with a positive thought. It’s just like someone writes a phrase you don’t like on a blackboard and then you get up, erase it and write something much more to your liking.

                            Just take a look at these 10 Positive Affirmations for Success that will Change your Life.

                            2. See the positive side of every situation, even when you are surrounded by pure negativity.

                            This one is a bit harder to put into practice, which does not mean it’s impossible.

                            Advertising

                            You can find positivity in everything by mentally holding on to something positive, whether this be family, friends, your faith, nature, someone’s sparkling eyes or whatever other glimmer of beauty.

                            If you seek it, you will find it.

                            3. At least once a day, take a moment and think of 5 things you are grateful for.

                            This will lighten your mood and give you some perspective of what really is important in life and how many blessings surround you already.

                            Here’re 60 Things To Be Thankful For In Life that can inspire you.

                            4. Change the mental images you allow to enter your mind.

                            How you see yourself and your surroundings make a huge difference to your thinking.

                            Advertising

                            Instead of dwelling on dark, negative thoughts, consciously build and focus on positive, light and colorful images, thoughts and situations in your mind a few times a day.

                            Learn from this article how to change your mental images: How to Think Positive and Eliminate Negative Thoughts

                            If you are persistent and keep on working on yourself, your mind will automatically reject its negative thoughts and welcome the positive ones.

                            And remember:

                            You are (or will become) what you think you are.

                            This is reasonable enough to be proactive about whatever is going on in your head.

                            More About Staying Positive

                            Featured photo credit: Lauren Richmond via unsplash.com

                            Read Next