I don't like to drink. And I'm not talking about alcohol, although that too. I just don't like imbibing liquids.
If I have someone constantly pouring water for me (like at a restaurant) I probably get enough. Because drinking the water is something to do while I am waiting for the food. Or after I am done and waiting for the check. Drinking from sheer boredom.
I have also found that if I carry around a large hot-pink water bottle I will fill it several times a day. If I lose it, I just forget to drink.
Now I find out that not drinking enough water not only probably causes my headaches but has a big impact on Depression symptoms. Great. Shouldn't be a surprise, I guess. The brain being such a water hog-- gray matter actually shrinking if it doesn't get enough water, affecting cognitive functioning.
So in addition to making sure I take my medication, I will need to track my water consumption (since it doesn't cross my mind until I have a whopper of a headache and by then it is too late.)
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