DAY FOUR: Water
Good. Now that we have established who is the most important, check in on how you are feeling. What is your body saying this morning? Listen.
Our bodies need water to survive. When we do not get the appropriate amount of water in a given day, we wake up the next day in stress reaction. This means before our kiddo even wakes up to challenge us to be the best we can be, we have already depleted our inner (resourcing) well. Ugh! Let’s not do that.
Today, we focus on drinking one third (1/3) of our body weight in ounces. Let’s agree, that if you don’t meet the challenge, you will love on yourself for the amount of water you did drink. Agreed? Good.
For me, I set benchmarks so I can keep track of how I am doing with my water intake. I have to drink 50 ounces of water in a given day. My cup holds 16 ounces. This means I need to be on my second full cup by noon. I prefer to be on my third refill by around noon. If I can do that, my last refill can take place around 3 PM. This works for me. I do not want to drink too much water into the evening.
INTENTION: In the morning, set an intention of how much water you are going to drink today and plan how and when you will get your required amount of water. Write what your body is saying to you.
EXERCISE: Drink one third (1/3) of our body weight in ounces. Write how much water you drink today. Does your body need more? Whatever level of success you have today, write about it in your Gratitude Notebook before bed.
SUMMARY of self-care routine so far. Please include writing in your Self-Care Notebook in the morning and your Gratitude Notebook in the evening:
- When you get up in the morning, check in with your body and ask, “What do you need from me today?” Listen and follow the guidance you receive.
- Notice 5 positive things happening in your day.
- If there is resistance to following through on focusing on you, write about it in your Self-Care Notebook and practice not beating yourself up about it.
- Drink 1/3 of your body weight in ounces of water per day.
EXERCISE: This is how resourced your Inner Well might be, if you have started more self-care. Draw a picture of your Inner Well at the bottom of the page on your spiral notebook. How full is your inner well now compared to the first day?