3 – Drink A Lot of Water

This is the fifth post in the series of Daily Habits, which is about a listing of useful habits that should be a part of a productive person’s daily routine. To read, you can start here.

Drinking a lot of water has certainly one of those habits that have a profound effect on my overall productivity. When we wake up, we are dehydrated as a result of not drinking any water for the past several hours. I used to feel particularly lazy during the morning hours and consequently did not feel much energy without which nothing important can be done.

Now I drink a very large glass of water immediately after waking up and some more later during my morning routine of doing the most important task first for 2-3 hours (that will be a topic of another post). Even without eating anything, I feel energetic and focused. If I have ever forgotten to do that, fatigue and exhaustion have quickly set in. Drinking a lot of water first thing in the morning should be something you should do on auto-pilot after waking up and reap immediate rewards.

During the day, I drink a glass of water after every hour of work. When I get to exercise habit, I will discuss how I work in periods of 50-55 minutes sessions. At the end of each such session, I get up from my seat and take a little walk to go and drink water. Enough water is one of those things that does not make its presence feel. But when it’s not there, we hit into tiredness, laziness and depletion of physical and mental energy without knowing why.

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