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H2-Oh No! Why You're Skipping Water (and How to Stop)

Updated: 1 day ago

We all know the drill: chug a glass of water first thing in the AM, right? But between the morning scramble and that afternoon latte craving, staying hydrated can feel like a never-ending battle. Here's the thing: it's not just about reaching for the nearest bottle (though that helps!). Turns out, there's a whole psychology behind why we forget to drink, and it's time to nix those mental roadblocks for good.

Smiling woman in yellow sweater is handing you a glass of water

Forgetful? I Hear Ya'

Ever wonder why you can crush a workout but forget to refill your water bottle? Blame your thirst mechanism. By the time you feel parched, you're already a bit dehydrated. Plus, let's be honest, our lives are packed. Deadlines, errands, that trendy new oat milk latte –– water often gets pushed aside. 🫤

Taming the Taste Buds: From Bland to Boss

While I enjoy plain water, I can totally understand why it can sometimes feel, well, plain boring. Especially if you grew up on a steady stream of sugary drinks. I have good news for you. Taste buds can be retrained! Slowly ditch the added sugar in other beverages, and your palate will adjust. Infuse your water with fruits, herbs, or a squeeze of citrus for a refreshing twist (think spa day for your insides 🧖🏾‍♀️).

Mindset Magic: From "Should" to "Slay"

Here's the truth: "I should drink more water" just doesn't cut it. Upgrade your inner dialogue to "I stay hydrated." Think of water as your body's ultimate fuel –– essential for slaying that workout, crushing that presentation, and rocking glowing skin. 🌟

My Favorite Habit Hack for Hydration

I upgraded my water bottle to the HidrateSpark Pro, which tracks my water intake and sends gentle reminders to keep me on track. I freaking love it! I've found the most useful setting is getting nudges when I'm falling behind on my water intake. This is particularly helpful on days I'm really busy or traveling. If you have any questions about this bottle, ask away.

HidrateSpark Pro 32 ounce

There are also hydration apps you can use like Plant Nanny which turns water intake into a fun challenge (hello, badges and rewards!).

Knowledge is Power: Why Water Rocks

Understanding the science behind hydration is a serious motivator. Research the benefits –– from sharper thinking to a stronger immune system (think superhero status, but from the inside out). I talk a lot about these benefits on The SPARK Method email list.

Hydration: A Journey, Not a Destination

Developing lasting hydration habits takes time and effort. Don't sweat the occasional slip-up (pun intended!). Focus on progress, not perfection. Celebrate your wins (you go, H2O hero hottie!) and remember why staying hydrated is key to feeling your absolute best.

So ditch the struggle and embrace a life of effortless hydration! Your body (and your skin) will thank you for it.

Ready to Conquer Your Hydration Goals?

Staying hydrated doesn't have to be a chore. The SPARK Method offers a free guide packed with actionable tips to make healthy habits stick. Download your free copy today and unlock the secrets to effortless hydration and a hotter, healthier, happier you!

Amira Lamb performing a split on the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn New York


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