I am really horrible about making sure I was drinking enough water. I’ve tried a lot of different things and I’ll do well for awhile and then all of a sudden I’ll be reaching for soda instead of water. So in February I am tracking my water intake in my bullet journal. Just to make sure I stay on track.
If you’ve found yourself reaching for juices, soda, or other sugary drinks instead of water this post is for you. Making sure you are drinking enough water is key to good health. This post will help you figure out the best way to track your water intake in your bullet journal.
Why To Track Your Water Intake
I suck at making sure I’m drinking enough water. I have this really awesome water bottle to help but the time trackers don’t always help.
I have to make sure I’m up and drank my coffee by 8 am so I can stay on top of it all day long.
This month though I started tracking my water intake in my weekly planner to see if it’ll help. While the first week is a little rough, I’m getting better at being more mindful of my water intake.
Tracking your water intake will make sure you are staying hydrated. Most headaches and body aches are actually caused from not drinking enough water.
The first signs of dehydration are headaches and body aches. Tracking your water can help stop these small aches before they start and become something worse.
We all know sugary drinks – like soda – is bad for you. Making sure you are drinking enough water will help to make sure that you are not reaching for the soda instead. This will help to keep your blood sugars under control too.
Improve Brain Function
Staying hydrated helps you to make sure your brain is functioning in the best way. It helps to regulate your mood, improve your concentration, and reduce feelings of stress.
Have Better Skin
If you already track a skin care routine in your bullet journal adding a water tracker can be a part of that. Drinking water is one of the best things you can do to improve the health of your skin.
How To Track Your Water Intake
A simple grid format like the one below can work for tracking water each week. However, if you aren’t ready to commit to tracking your water intake in your bullet journal there are other ways to track.
Get refillable glass water bottles or tumblers about 6-8 of them depending on size and how many bottles you want to drink in a day. Fill them up the night before with a goal to drink them all the next day.
I personally found these water bottles to be perfect for me. As I empty one I refill and grab the cold one from the fridge. My goal is to drink 3 a day.
You could also keep a white board or chalkboard in your kitchen to keep a water tracker each day.
Water Tracker Ideas For Your Bullet Journal
Below are some creative ways you can track how much water you drink in your bullet journal.
I love this simple but creative tracker. You can fill in each glass to it’s measured spot in order to track how much water you drank.
This is one of the simplest ways to track your water intake is by using a graph like this one. It helps you to see how well you did over the month. When paired with a journal like set up you can see if their were triggers that had you reaching for the something else over water.
Being aware of those triggers can help make better decisions when they hit.
If you don’t want to track every single glass of water you drink adding water intake to your normal habit tracker is perfect. You’ll still get the benefit of being mindful about your water intake without needing to track every moment of your habit.
Setting up your water tracker as a monthly set up is another great way to track water intake. You can measure out how much you drank each day and work to improve your water intake over time.
This pretty yellow graph spread is a bright and happy way to track your water intake easily. Plus you can mark your exact amounts and stay on track to consume the right amount of water for yourself every day.
Getting hydrate and water tracking stickers is a quick and easy way to track your water every day. Make your own using colorful washi tape or find them on Etsy.
Getting Motivated To Be Healthier
We all want to be healthier and make healthier decisions in our lives. The one thing to remember is being healthy is basically determined by taking small actions every day.
Drink water, eat your vegetables and fruits, take your vitamins, and get some sort of exercise every day to take care of yourself. It’s just small things that can have the biggest impact on your health.
Dance around your living room for 30 minutes every day and you boost your mood, get your heart rate up, and it counts as exercise. It’s just that fun small thing you can do to be healthier.
Drinking enough water to stay hydrated can boost your metabolism, brain function, and keep those extra sugars out of your diet.
It’s all just small things that make you feel better every single day, help you lose or maintain a healthy weight, and make your body work in the best way possible.
Tracking your water is a great way to motivate yourself to drink more water. Improve your health, mood, metabolism, skin, and brain function by making sure you are getting the right amount of water for your system.
Do you track your water intake in your bullet journal? Let me know in the comments below. Follow me on Pinterest for more like this and pin this to your favorite bullet journal boards.Related Posts:
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