Determine how much water you need
Here’s an easy trick to find out how much water you require to stay well-hydrated: Measure how much water it takes throughout the day to ensure that the color of your urine is somewhere between light yellow and clear. Then monitor your water intake to make sure you’re drinking that amount every day. Some people prefer good ol’ pen-and-paper tallies and charts. Others use apps such as Waterlogged, Water Your Body, or Daily Water. Here’s how to spot these unexpected signs you’re dehydrated.
Set timers or alerts
If you keep forgetting to guzzle down your recommended doses of water, set timers or alerts on your phone to remind you to drink periodically throughout the day. Bonus points if you set your alert ringtone to water-themed songs (“Bridge Over Troubled Water,” anyone?). Watch out for these 9 signs you’re drinking too much water!
Mark deadlines on your water bottle
If you need a system that’s even more rigorous, use a permanent marker to draw water levels and specific deadlines on your bottle so you’ll know how much water you should have drunk by any given time of the day. Follow your “hydration schedule” to the T, and don’t forget to keep refilling your water bottle!