Create healthy habits and use this free printable water tracker Bullet Journal page to track your daily water intake.
We all know we need to stay more hydrated. But knowing and doing are two different things, right?
During a busy day, it can be hard to remember to drink water regularly or remember just how much you have had to drink. That’s where a water intake tracker does its magic!
If you have followed us for a while, then you already know we are big fans of habit trackers in our Bullet Journals. Using trackers is an easy and very effective way of creating new habits.
By using a bujo water tracker you can easily see how often you drink and how to improve your water intake. If you also use a mood or health tracker then you will even start to notice how dehydration may affect your moods and health.
So firstly let’s work out some goals for your water intake
How much water should you drink in a day?
We have all heard the 8 glasses a day of water but did you know that there is no real science behind this number? In fact how much water you should drink every day varies from individual to individual.
Things like how active you are, your weight, your health, and the weather all affect water intake. This is why it can be a great idea to track your health and moods alongside tracking your water intake.
Taking notes of things like headaches, tiredness and dizziness can be warning signs that you are not drinking enough water.
As a rough guide, women should be drinking around 9 glasses/2 liters of water a day ( more if pregnant or breastfeeding) and men around 13 glasses/ 3 liters. But remember this is only a rough guide, be sure to become aware of your own needs and alter them according to your daily activity and health.
We are sure you’re now asking – “How can I track my water intake?”.
Let’s find out!
What is a water tracker?
A water tracker is a simple chart where you mark off every time you drink a glass of water.
Why track your water intake? We are all made up of around 60% water, making it essential for our health and wellbeing.
Here are just a few benefits to healthy water intake:
- Can help you lose weight ( sometimes that hungry feeling is actually thirst!)
- Helps improve your focus and brain function
- Boost your skin and help you stay more youthful
- Keeps your digestive system running smoothly
- May reduce headaches
- Keeps your joints working healthily
Now you know why you should be drinking more water…but how can you make that happen?
Here are some easy hacks to increase your water intake.
How To Increase Your Water Intake
Now more than ever people are drinking more coffee, soda, and other beverages. Lots of these drinks are loaded with sugar and flavors, which can make water seem a little bland.
There are some easy ways to make sure you drink more water every day though.
1. Use A Water Tracker
Studies say it can take up to 66 days to create ( or break) a habit. Of course, we are all a little different. But if you set a goal of tracking your water for 2-3 months then it is a great way to create a healthy habit around water intake. Be sure to place your tracker somewhere you will notice it often. On the fridge or leaving your journal open at the tracker page on your desk are a couple of suggestions.
2. Be Creative With Water
Some people find water too bland to drink glass after glass. Pep up your water naturally with slices of lemon, lime, or orange and herbs like mint. Do not use flavors but the real thing!
Another fun way to make water more interesting is to carbonate your water with a soda stream!
3. Use A Water Tracker Bottle
Did you know that there are water bottles that track how much you drink! Mind blown. This is a great idea to make sure you keep sipping throughout the day.
Here are some ideas for your water bottle tracker.
4. Use A Water Tracker App
It seems like there is a smartphone app for everything these days! Be sure to find an app that reminds you when to drink and shows you your progress as you work on increasing your water intake. You could even take a very simple way and set a repeat timer on your phone.
So you may be asking now “How can I monitor my water intake?” with your journal or planner. Below are some ideas that you can try.
Bullet Journal Water Tracker Ideas
Tracking your water intake does not have to be difficult. Some ideas for adding a water tracker in a bullet journal are:
- Add a small habit tracker to your daily or weekly spread. You can be fancy with water drops, glasses, shapes, or even a bottle divided into segments – all of which you can color in as you drink during the day.
- Be simple and just add ticks in a special allocated spot in your journal page as you drink glasses of water.
- Add a month-long water tracker on your habit tracking spread. This is a great way to be more conscious of your habits and the reasons you may not drink enough. By glancing at the month as a whole you can see patterns emerging.
@stephiejournals has created a simple but elegant way to track her water intake on her weekly spread.
@kirbycat.bujo makes water tracking part of her habit tracker. This is a great way to see what things may affect your daily water intake.
Water Tracker Printable
Not feeling creative or short on time? Then try our pdf water tracker printable.
How To Keep Track Of Water Intake With Water Habit Tracker
- Print off this free water drink tracker every month and add it to your Bullet Journal monthly spread.
- Print the sheet off once and laminate. Then just slide the page into your journal. This way you can easily reuse the sheet over and over again.
- Cut out the small squares and stick them into your weekly spreads for easy and fun water tracking.
Did you print out this water intake tracker? Let us know how you went with creating your new habit in the comments below.
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