Why Hydration Is Key When Writing

Day 148/365: I never start a writing session without my water bottles!

My everyday hydration kit for writing — works like a charm!

Hydration might be the last thing on your mind if you’re a freelance writer, journalist or have any other profession that involves putting words together to make some sort of sense. But the truth is, you still need to consume stuff if you want to keep up with the task.

Writing is a very demanding job on your mind and body. Your brain is constantly reaching out for oxygen, and if you don’t have a whole at the back of your head for some O’s to enter the skull, the traditional way of pumping it inside your body is through drinking water.

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ― Toni Morrison

I myself have water, tea and some coconut juice at my side EVERY SINGLE SECOND of my desk time. I never start a writing session without filling up the bottles you see in the picture above. It’s like a ritual for me, the only one I have as of now, for a good writing session.

Hydration is beneficial

By keeping a hydrated mind and body, you’ll never get the fatigue you sometimes get when you’re doing other chores and forgot to drink some water. Fatigue is the first sign of dehydration, which can cut your writing session short and even make you feel like you’re going to faint.

In fact, did you know that fainting is the number one outcome of dehydration? The next time you feel dizzy and like you’re about to crash, take in a generous cup of tea, or gulp on some fresh water and see the difference. You’ll instantly feel better and ready to work on some more projects.

Keep hydrated! It’s cheap, easy and extremely beneficial for you.

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