Ah, water. Something your body truly needs to function, yet for some of us, so difficult to include into our daily routine. Luckily, adding a little flavor to your glass doesn’t have to be complicated. Check out four easy ways to have a litte fun with water.
I often hear from clients that drinking plain water is rather dull, making it difficult to incorporate it regularly into a consistent routine. Sometimes self-care is boring and this is one classic example. Find ways to make water more enjoyable when you can, but also recognize that consistency and routine often provide a solid back drop for self-care. After all, making sure you have dedicated space to take care of you is a great commitment you can make to yourself on an every day, regular basis.
If you want to explore ways to liven up your glass of water from time to time, here are four options to consider:
70/30 water. Fill a glass with 70% water and top off the rest of the glass with your favorite type of juice.
Squeezed delight. For a lighter, more gentle flavor, squeeze citrus juice into your glass. Lemons, limes, grapefruit, and orange are a few well-suited citrus options to experiment with.
Frozen fruit ice cubes. Whether you freeze berries and swap out for ice cubes or add berries to your ice cube tray before adding water, frozen fruit can be another fun way to add a splash of flavor and color to your cup of water. Consider experimenting with mint and basil too.
Simple fruit slushie. Blend together watermelon, citrus juice, sugar and some ice for a refreshing fruity beverage, ideal for hot summer days.
Staying well-hydrated any time of year is a great way to practice self-care. Your body simply needs certain things to function properly and water just happens to be one of those essential needs. Make time for hydration, look for ways to make it work for you, and find pleasure in your glass when you can.