During the busy day, though, it’s easy to forget to drink water. Even when we do experience thirst, sometimes it isn’t convenient to grab a bottle of water. Sometimes, the only options are soda and coffee. Sometimes we just want something more exciting than plain old H2O.
I combat dehydration by keeping this 32-oz mug of water on my desk. I fill it in the morning and then each time it empties. I drink two, often three*, mugs each work day. This works for me because:
- The mug has a straw (I’ll drink much more in a “sip” if I’m using a straw rather than gulping)
- It’s convenient
- I don’t have to refill the container more than a few times per day
After a lifetime of good hydration habits, sometimes I feel addicted to water. I can’t stand the thought of sitting down to eat without cool water to cleanse my palate every few bites. I am especially eager to get back to my mug after a tough lunchtime workout. I’ll even take my mug to meetings (despite its embarrassing** appearance).
When I’m not at work, I keep up my hydration by seeking out bottles of water at events, carrying around a smaller plastic cup and straw (reusable and dishwasher safe), and ordering water at restaurants. Since I cut out caffeine (and sugared sodas), I find myself choosing water more than ever.
How much water do you drink each day? What are your tips for ensuring you are sufficiently hydrated?
*Yes, this means I make many trips to the restroom. It's annoying, but gives me a chance to stretch my legs, check my appearance, and wash my hands.
**The mug is ugly, but the cookie I bought with it was SO good. I freaking love the Double Doozie.
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