Stress Tip #192: Mindfully Hydrated

When I’m teaching, a common sight in the room is a variety of water bottles. Drinking plenty of fresh water and keeping hydrated seems to have many benefits, including clearer thinking. From a mindfulness perspective, frequent sips of water are opportunities to pay attention to what is going on in the body (How does it feel to be hydrated or dehydrated?) and in the mind (What can I bring awareness to right now?). Notice what calls your attention to take a sip, the desire to move the hand to the water container, the taste and texture of the liquid, and any changes after drinking. What if you expressed a bit of gratitude for the water, for remembering to care for yourself, and for the act of being mindful which can be carried further into the day?

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The 8-week series of Mindfulness-Based Stress and Pain Management sessions started in September  2018, on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, so please visit the UNC website for more information about next semester. Additionally, a Day of Mindfulness will be held on November 3rd, and anyone with mindfulness experience is welcome to join us.

Ease into Freedom: Keys to Reducing Stress and Unlocking Your Potential, a collection of the first 53 Stress Tips, is available from the author.