Want to feel more energized? Have glowing skin? Have fewer headaches? Lose a bit of weight even? Guys this is not an infomercial!! All I’m talking about is drinking water. Rather, chugging water. You probably always hear me talking about water and there are plenty of reasons why I won’t shut up about this topic. Y’all, it’s the first thing on my five to thrive list!! Clearly I feel some kind of way about water. I talk about a few benefits of water in this post, but I want to give you some very practical tips to start drinking more water. 

1 // Set a full glass by your bed every night

If you shove the whole “drink half your body weight in water daily” in your face, there’s no way to get around it! An easy way to do this is by filling up a glass of water every night and putting it on your bedside table; that way, it’s right there in the morning for you. Drink up, there’s no better way to start your day!

2 // Create a water goal and log your growth

If you want to drink more water (which hello, you should!!), then create a goal for it. Just like you would for anything else you wanted to work on, grow in and improve! Create a goal that is very specific and attainable. Now, start to track how you’re doing. Use timestamps to stay on track throughout the day.

3 // Buy a cute water bottle

Am I the only one who is more willing to workout if I look good and drink water if I’m drinking from a cute bottle?? Maybe it’s silly, but it works. Buy a water bottle you’re excited about and will want to bring everywhere with you. You can even make these extra cute by decorating with these START TODAY Sticker Sheets

4 // Drink a glass of water before every meal

Then, refill your cup and continue to drink water during the meal. This will help you curb your hunger and even recognize if you’re actually hungry or you’re just eating out of boredom. If you think you’ll forget, set a reminder on your phone for around when you usually eat breakfast, lunch and dinner.