We all know water is good for us, but did you know it can increase your productivity as well? Here are 7 reasons why and a selection of our favourite water bottles at Circle HQ plus a few recommended by our amazing Circle Planner fam.
1. Promotes creativity
The brain is made up of 80% water so it is essential to drink enough water to keep your brain functioning properly. If you are dehydrated it affects the brains ability to think efficiently and affects your productivity. Keeping hydrated will boost your creativity and problem solving skills!
2. Reduces tiredness and fatigue
Dehydration reduces your concentration making you feel sluggish and slow. By drinking enough you will eliminate the fuzzy feeling in your head and be much more energised for your day.
3. Improves your mood
Not drinking enough water can massively affect your mood which can lead to irritability and stress. Drinking enough keeps your brain calm and improves your outlook leading to a more productive output.
4. Keeps you energised
If you feel weak around the midday mark try and reach for the H2O instead of the caffeine. Not to say you should avoid coffee altogether, just try to make sure you are getting enough water throughout the day to keep you hydrated and feeling full of energy.
5. Reduces anxiety
Dehydration can be one of the factors that lead to anxiety. If you aren't getting enough it can affect your mental health as well as your physical health and therefore your productivity.
6. Reduces stress
Drinking enough water helps reduce the harmful levels of the stress hormone cortisol in your body. When you are properly hydrated it is much easier to remain calm and less stressed therefore boosting your productivity and enthusiasm.
7. Keeps you healthy
People who don't drink enough water are more likely to suffer from headaches, dizziness and lightheadedness. You can also feel a loss of stamina and strength and dehydration can also contribute to developing kidney stones.
The BEST water bottles we could find
So we love a water bottle here at Circle HQ! My favourite is the Ion8 bottle as they are completely leakproof and make it so easy to drink a *lot* of water due to the spout. Not sure what they have done here but it's genius! They come in various sizes and colours, are BPA free and dishwasher safe. Prices start from £8.99 for the smaller ones, but I definitely recommend the 1 litre version.
@chazacw swears by the Contigo Autospot bottles that come in a triple pack so the best value of the bunch here with 3 for £18.99! They are BPA free, leakproof and dishwasher safe too!
@tiggytheteacher has recommended the Chillys bottles which aren't the cheapest at around £25 but oh they are gorgeous with so many designs! Plus they are BPA free stainless steel that keeps your water cold for 24 hours!