𝗪𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐰𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐲𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐧𝐲 𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐲 𝐯𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐬 𝐥𝐮𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝?
My top tips for improving your motivation to drink more water are:
You may have to trial a few but find the best water bottle that suits you, should be light and easy to carry around, allow you to drink quickly and efficiently, regularly throughout the day. My favourite is the @hydratem8 tracker bottle.
Visual reminders are very helpful. A good old post-it note in a strategic place should do the job but for a higher tech reminder I LOVE the @thirstyulla reminder device – one size fits all water bottles.
If you’re on your phone or a tablet regularly set alarm reminders to take a drink of water. Or I LOVE the @plantnanny_us app. It’s very child friendly too if you want to involve the family or if you are supporting a child to drink more.
Finally, make water visible so that you’ll see it and be naturally reminded to take regular sips. At the start of the day fill enough glasses or bottles to cover your desired daily intake – a target helps with motivation and place them around the house or office where you’ll see them.
There is abundant evidence that good hydration improves vocal stamina and endurance and reduces the risk of vocal injury. Forgive yourself if you have a ‘bad’ water day but plan for how to improve the next day. Xx