I find the best way to ground oneself and get into a wellness routine is to start off simple. Little steps of success will mentally prepare you to keep the trend going. Attainable goals within arms reach will always make you step towards them rather than taking a leap of faith to conquer the world. What you may ask is an attainable goal? Drink more water!
It can be difficult to keep up with health trends and figure out what really works because they are just so many competing viewpoints. However, one of the few things that everyone agrees on is that water is good for you. Studies by nutritional and medical journals have found that water can boost your energy, promote healthy skin, rid your body of toxins, improve mental acuity, improve your mood, and help promote weight loss, among other benefits. Feeling in a bad mood towards the end of the day? You may be dehydrated. Getting that 2PM feeling? Try drinking water to energize you. Feeling hungry?You may in actuality be thirsty. Your body is composed of about 65% water. I find it to be simple math.
There is no need to overwhelm yourself with the numbers. If you need a general rule of thumb try drinking 4 conventional sized water bottles. Too hard? Try starting out small and work your way past the number. See how it makes you feel. Which brings me to my next point. Listen to your body, and check what you put out. A clear sign is always good. Your body will also ask for more when you are working out, sweating, etc. Act accordingly.
So there you have it. The most simple and free way to jump-start your wellness. It does not need to be complicated, expensive, or discouraging. Go pour yourself a glass of water. It’s free!