Drinking more water is a challenge that many people take on at some point in their lives. Whether it’s to improve their health, lose weight, or just to feel better overall, most people can benefit from drinking more water each day. But even with the best of intentions, sticking to a goal can be difficult. That’s why journal prompts can be a helpful tool for anyone trying to drink more water. Prompts help you stay focused and motivated, while also providing a record of your progress along the way.
21 Journal Prompts To Use When You Are Challenging Yourself To Drink More
1. Why Do I Want To Challenge Myself To Drink More Water?
First, set your intention for the challenge. This intention is going to be your motivation to stick with it when things get tough. Write down why you want to drink more water each day and refer back to it whenever you need a reminder.
Not sure why you are taking on this challenge? Drinking plenty of water has many benefits, including weight loss, increased energy levels, and improved skin health.
When you drink adequate amounts of water, your body is better able to flush out toxins and stay hydrated. This can lead to improved kidney function and decreased risk of kidney stones.
Not only that, but drinking water can also help to prevent headaches, fatigue, and constipation.
2. How Much Water Do I Want To Drink Each Day?
Be specific with your goal. Whether it’s 8 cups or 2 liters, know exactly how much water you want to drink each day. This will help you keep track of your progress and ensure that you’re on track to meet your goal and finish the challenge.
3. What Time Of Day Is Best For Me To Drink The Most Water?
If you have a hard time drinking a lot of water in the morning, then don’t try to force yourself. Find a time of day that works best for you and make sure to drink most of your water during that time.
There are times during the day that you want to make sure you at least drink some water. This includes:
- Morning: Drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning can help to rehydrate your body after a long night of sleep.
- Before Meals: Drinking water before meals can also help you to feel fuller and eat less.
- After working out: Drinking water during or after a workout is essential for replacing the fluids that your body has lost through sweating.
So, while there is no wrong time to drink water, paying attention to your body’s needs will help you to make the most of its hydration benefits.
4. What Do I Enjoy About Drinking Water?
When you enjoy drinking water, you will take on this challenge with ease.
Maybe you enjoy the way water makes you feel.
Or maybe you enjoy the cool, tasteless liquid.
Or maybe you enjoy knowing that you are doing something good for your body.
When you know what you enjoy, it will make drinking more water something you want to do.
5. What Are Some Ways I Can Make Drinking Water More enjoyable?
You can also create or buy a water bottle that is fun and motivating.
Small changes can make a big difference.
6. What Are Some Triggers That Make Me Not Want To Drink Water?
We all have triggers that make us not want to do something, so identify yours and find a way to work around them.
For instance, if being busy at work is a trigger, then keep a water bottle on your desk and take sips throughout the day. If being at home is a trigger, then make sure to drink a glass of water as soon as you get home from work.
7. What Are Some Ways I Can Make Drinking Water More Convenient?
If you find it difficult to drink water throughout the day, then make some changes to make it more convenient. Keep a water bottle with you at all times or set reminders on your phone to drink water every hour.
8. What Are Some Things I Can Do To Stay Motivated?
There will be days when you don’t feel like drinking water, and that’s normal. But it’s important to find ways to stay motivated so you don’t fall off track. Write down your reasons for doing the challenge, set daily or weekly goals, and reward yourself for meeting them.
If you want to make a fun challenge sheet, like the one on the left, use Canva and create a free account. There you can make any kind of challenge template you think of, and the visual challenge sheet should boost your motivation.
9. What Are Some Things I Can Do If I’m Feeling Dehydrated?
If you’re feeling dehydrated, then it’s important to take action so you don’t get sick. Drink some water, eat some fruits or vegetables, and take a break from physical activity if possible. It’s also a good idea to see a doctor if you’re feeling dehydrated often.
10. What Can I Do To Drink More Water If I’m Feeling Sick?
What will happen if you get sick during this water challenge? How will you make sure you stick to it? There are some very simple tips to follow to make sure you keep drinking more water.
- Start with small sips and work your way up to larger amounts.
- Add a little bit of lemon to your water to help with the taste.
- Try sparkling water or seltzer water if plain water is too bland.
11. What Are Some Things I Can Do To Stay On Track?
There are a few things you can do to stay on track with your challenge.
- Post reminders about why it’s so important to take a water challenge for you.
- Tell everyone you know that you are doing a water challenge to have them hold you accountable.
- Join a group where other people are taking a water challenge and get motivation from them.
What do you feel like you can do to stay on track?
12. What Are Some Things I Can Do If I Slip Up?
If you slip up and drink less water than you planned, don’t beat yourself up about it. Everyone makes mistakes, and the important thing is to learn from them and move on.
The important thing is that you don’t stop doing the water challenge. Just pick up where you left off and keep going until you reach your goal.
13. What Can I Teach Other People About This Challenge?
One of the best ways to stay motivated is to show other people how great you are doing in a challenge. So if you’re doing well, don’t be afraid to share your progress with others. You can share your results on social media or blog or vlog about it. You might even inspire others to join in on the challenge too!
14. What Have Been Some Struggles During This Challenge?
There will always be struggles when you’re trying to change your habits.
For example, if you’re struggling with boredom, then you’ve had to find ways to make drinking water more enjoyable. If you’re struggling with convenience, then you’ve had to find ways to make it more convenient. And if you’re struggling with motivation, then you’ve had to find ways to stay motivated.
What have been your struggles and what can you learn from them?
15. What Have I Learned Overall From This Challenge?
One of the best things about challenges is that you learn a lot about yourself along the way. So take some time to reflect on what you’ve learned and how you’ve grown during this challenge.
- What new things have you tried?
- What old habits have you broken?
- What new skills have you learned?
- What has been the biggest challenge for you?
16. What Would I Do Differently If I Did This Challenge Again?
If you could do this challenge again, what would you do differently? Would you set a different goal? Would you try different techniques? Would you find different ways to stay motivated? Use what you’ve learned from this experience to set yourself up for success the next time around.
17. What Improvements Am I Seeing So Far From Drinking More Water?
If you’re noticing any improvements in your health or energy levels from drinking more water, then be sure to write them down. These are great motivators to keep going, and it’s always helpful to see the progress you’re making.
18. What Other Health Challenges Do I Want To Take On?
After completing this challenge, you might be inspired to take on other health challenges. Whether it’s eating more vegetables, exercising more, or drinking less caffeine, there are plenty of other ways to improve your health.
Don’t stop at the water challenge. There are plenty of other healthy habits you can pick up if you challenge yourself. So, pick one that interests you and give it a try when this challenge is done!
19. What Else Can I Do To Improve My Health?
There are many other things you can do to improve your health, so don’t feel like you have to do them all at once. Just pick one or two that interest you and start working on them. You might be surprised at how much of a difference they make!
20. How Do I Feel Now That The Water Challenge Is Almost Over?
This is an interesting journal prompt. It can help you focus on pride, good health, or other positive feelings that will catapult you into another challenge.
21. Do I Drink My Water Mindfully?
Now that you’re done with your water challenge, you don’t want the habit to drift away. One way to keep it around is to be very mindful when you drink water.
One of the best things about mindfulness is that it can be applied to anything you do, including drinking water. Pay attention to the taste, texture, and temperature of your water. Notice how your body feels after you drink it. Savor each sip and enjoy the experience!