Do you have any tricks– big or little– that have made a difference?
One of my goals for (whoops) last year was to drink more water. It’s something that I know I needed to do, but just haven’t been able to make it click. Until now!
In some ways, yoga has helped. If I don’t drink plenty of water beforehand I don’t feel strong during class. And if I don’t drink water afterwards, I don’t feel well enough throughout the afternoon. Fatigue sets in.
The major thing though that has made the biggest difference is this trick. I wouldn’t even call it a trick. It’s so simple; so simple that I can’t believe it’s the one thing that actually works.
Having a refrigerator stocked with full water bottles. BKR bottles, Nalgenes, Camelbak bottles, Klean Kanteens…
That’s it! A fully stocked refrigerator! We have quite a collection of water bottles. Garrett’s the best about filling them up and putting them in the refrigerator. (I’m not the best…) Once one bottle is empty, it gets refilled or run through the dishwasher. There’s always fresh, cold water available and easy to go in the portable bottles.
My problem before was that there was a process involved with getting water. It wasn’t right there, right then. Instead of a fridge full of water bottles (good!), I had cabinets full of empty water bottles (bad!).
In case you’re wondering, my favorite water bottle so far is a tie between the Nalgene and the Camelbak. The Camelbak with the straw is perfect for yoga classes. I don’t have to worry about spilling my bottle and I can take a desperate sip really quick in between poses without being too disruptive. The Nalgene is perfect for everyday drinking, especially while I’m at my desk. I find myself drinking one or two Nalgenes a day without giving it much thought at all.