In my pursuit of being a human, I’ve started drinking the daily water requirement.
Normally I don’t drink anything. Anything. (I don’t know how I managed to stay alive this long.) But that changed after months of chronic exhaustion and a Google search that found dehydration to be a cause of fatigue, moodiness, headaches, and confusion.
So I downloaded an app called Plant Nanny (yes, I regulate my life through apps), which tracks your water intake through the growth and wilting of an adorable plant.
Meet Wibble Wobble, a dandelion (?). I planted him a few days ago. The app sends me reminders every few hours or so to give me and my plant a drink. The depressing sad face of a wilted Wibble Wobble has guilted me into drinking 62 ounces of water per day.
That’s ten times more bathroom trips than I’m used to taking, but I think this hydration thing works. I feel more energetic and focused in these past couple days than I have in the past few months.
Do you drink the proper amount of water? Does it boost your energy levels and mood? And if you’re nannying a plant too, give me a ring. Wibble Wobble needs a playmate.