No, I'm not talking about cocktails with the girls. I'm talking about WATER! I've had to really get used to drinking water and build up my habit, but boy...I can't imagine not drinking it now. In fact, I prefer it to other beverages (just don't try to take away my coffee! I'll fight you.) and end up drinking it all day long.
This week we're talking about all the great work water does in our bodies and the need for it throughout the world. Plus, we take a look at creativity as it bubbles up inside us through one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors. Get yourself a glass of water, sit back and let's POWER UP!
Drink your water.
If you want to be a focused, clear communicator, drink that water down. Water and brain function are intimately linked. Lack of water can cause memory lapses, problems focusing, fatigue, headaches, trouble sleeping, depression and more.
Over 70 percent of the body is composed of water. Every function in the body is dependent on water, including the activities of the brain and nervous system. Studies have shown that for every 1% that you dehydrate, you will have a 5% decrease in cognitive function.
I don’t know about you, but in my job I need to be clear and focused. Now, do you need to drink a gallon of water a day to get the benefit? Not necessarily. You just need to be drinking more water than you probably currently are.
I personally try to drink 72 – 96 ounces of water a day. I fill up my water bottle first thing in the morning and sip it through the day, attempting to refill it two to three times.
Yes, I have to pee all the time, but people ask me all the time about my skin (it’s pretty awesome) and I feel so much better when I get all my water in. Bonus? It helps you lose weight too.
Drink ya water. I’m serious. It’s simple but can have a MAJOR impact on your cognitive functioning, not to mention your health. If you want to be powerful, you’ve got to take care of your body.
“A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life,
a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a
lot more interesting life. Living in this
manner — continually and stubbornly bringing
forth the jewels that are hidden within you — is a
fine art, in and of itself.”
I love books. So a majority of the Stuff I Love Sunday posts will be sharing my favorite books with y’all.
This week I’m sharing Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic. For anyone looking for a little more creativity in their life, this book is a must read.
Elizabeth Gilbert is best known for the best seller Eat Pray Love, but in this book you’ll learn how to break out of your ruts and really go for it, whatever “it” is.
Give it a read and let me know what you think.
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From their website:
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