How do I get enough water and not go crazy?
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How do I get enough water and not go crazy?

Carry a bottle of water with you which you refill at lunch. This is a great way to monitor how much water you’re getting. Or, keep a pitcher on the counter with your water quantity goal set to go in the morning. 

Use an app to track how many glasses you’ve drunk that day.

Find an everyday task to associate with drinking water like checking your email, phone or social media. 

Empty and refill:  grab a full glass each time after you visit the bathroom.

Try adding lemon slices, fresh mint, berries, a cinnamon stick or a slice of ginger for flavour. Consider adding liquid chlorophyll which is alkalinizing and detoxifying and it comes in many wonderful natural flavours. 

Consider investing in a water filter if it makes the taste more appealing to you. Even a simple carbon filter pitcher makes a difference. 

For those who just do not like to drink water, try drinking through a straw, a reusable one of course. 

Please note that if you are very dehydrated you may get pretty frustrated about how often you need to go to the washroom.  Be patient, and excited.  Imagine that your body is like a dry, hard sponge when you are dehydrated.  At first, water will just run off of it. Then, there is a tipping point where the sponge starts to soak up the water and finally will be saturated. Know you are loving your body every time you go one more time….

How do I know if I am dehydrated?

Dry mouth

Sleepiness

Dizziness

Constipation

Headache

Difficult to exercise

Crankiness and anxiety

Achiness

Skin breakouts

Memory issues

Slow metabolism

Another helpful way to gauge our level of hydration is by simply checking the colour of the urine. If it is a light yellow colour or clear, then that’s a good sign that the body is well-hydrated. If it is dark in colour, it may mean that it’s time to increase fluid intake. Additionally, if the urine smells strong, either it means too much asparagus or not enough water intake. 

Paying attention to the frequency of restroom visits can also help inform us of our level of hydration.  A decrease in the need to use the restroom may be a sign that we need more water.

A nervous system that is not under stress is able to make better health and lifestyle choices. I offer you a complementary holistic chiropractic consultation to determine if my approach can be helpful to you.

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