We have a running joke in these parts that Ken, ever the health conscious one, will ask one question and one question alone to everything that ails you:
How much water have you had today?
Headache? How much water have you had today? Foul mood? How much water have you had today? Broken toe? How much water have you had today?
It is endearing until it’s not.
Still, he is right. We’re all far more prone to dehydration than we think, and I find that on the busiest of days of errands and car seats and grocery sacks, water is generally the first thing to fly from my mind.
And so, a small reminder for myself:
The rule is simple – two tall glasses of water down the hatch before I’ve had my morning coffee. That’s it.
You needn’t invest in fancy water bottles or herb-infused recipes (although you certainly can, of course). It takes only a small habit stack to guarantee you’ve consumed a large percentage of your daily water intake before 8am, and isn’t it fun to be an over-achiever, if only for the morning?
Stick to the formula throughout the day – two glasses before afternoon tea, two glasses before evening wine – and you’ve landed on the simplest solution for whatever ails you.
(Broken toes excluded.)
Tell me: what small steps are you exploring these days? I’d love to hear!
p.s. These are a series of small steps that will (hopefully) provide one giant leap to greater things. Not for mankind, but for me, and perhaps for you, which will always be good enough in my book. First one here.