along with years of not eating so well, i have also never been a big fan of drinking water. diet cokes and sweet teas always took its place.
for the past month or so, i've been trying my best to drink more water. it started slow, with just a bottle or two or day. but now, i'm up to four bottles a day, or eight glasses of water. you may be thinking, "big deal, it's water." but it's a big change for me. i've cut back to one (smaller-sized) diet coke a day (the morning fix), and i've almost completely cut sweet teas out. now, it's water after water, with the help of crystal light.
water and i got off to a slow start, but the more i drank it, the more i wanted to drink it, and the less tempted i was to reach for a diet coke and load up on caffeine. i imagine it's like many things, the more you do it, the more familiar and the more practical, the more possible, it becomes. tiny steps at first, followed by bigger steps, that eventually lead to a better way.
what does drinking water have to do with happiness? starting to drink water on a regular basis was a goal i've had in mind for a long, long time. it was something to work toward, especially that whole eight glasses a day thing, as was cutting back on the caffeine. now that i've done it, i'm happy to say it's one more step in the direction of extended happiness.