Debbie Rodrigues | Oct 1, 2018 | 0
Why Dehydration Is A Threat To Your Productivity
Understand how damaging the combo dehydration and productivity is to start working on it for your health and efficiency.
When you hear about the combo dehydration and productivity, they’re frequently related to workplace injury.
The subject is also discussed more in the summer or when a heat wave is about to hit.
Yet, you don’t need water only when the weather is hot.
With 70% of your body being water, it’s only logical to think to need it not only to be efficient but to function.
In the recent years, different studies came out about the right amount of water one really needs.
I have an entire blog about with different approaches here.
To me, drinking a minimum amount of liquids per day has helped me:
- Keep headaches and migraines in check.
- Improve digestion.
- Perform better overall.
If you aren’t sure about the best approach to follow, give different ones a try. Should you feel unwell, stop immediately and don’t hesitate to contact your healthcare provider for orientation.
Dehydration and productivity
My mission here isn’t just to talk about hydration, but the relationship between dehydration and productivity.
You didn’t see that coming, did you?
But being dehydrated impairs your performance in tasks that require attention. And it’s enough to be slightly dehydrated, not even thirsty.
Now think of the times when you “didn’t have time to drink water”…
Did you have any of those? I know I did!
Many times, I grabbed my glass or stood up to go the kitchen, but was derailed by:
- A phone call.
- An inquiry.
- A last-minute meeting.
- Someone at my desk.
And that’s just to name a few.
Sometimes, an entire day passed before I realized my glass was still empty and I was still thirsty.
Does it sound familiar?
The results of repeatedly doing it were:
- Impairing migraines.
- Lack of focus.
Even though in my mind I was the most productive person ever by “prioritizing” my work above “the rest,” I was doing the opposite.
The 5 to 10 minutes I was “saving” myself for not going to get some water were, in fact, killing my productivity.
I was missing the opportunity of:Discover how to be more efficient by drinking more water. #coaching #mentorship #MindfulPlanning Click To Tweet
Productivity benefits of hydration
Note that when I talk about hydration, I mean mainly plain water.
All those cups of coffee aren’t exactly your best efficiency ally in most cases.
There are some energy drinks that promise alertness and energy, but they’re caffeine bombs.
You also want to watch out for them.
Water, on the other hand, expands the brain’s grey matter. And according to a study by the University of East London, it also increases productivity by 14% at work and home.
Other productivity-related benefits of hydration are:
How to avoid dehydration and increase productivity
There are different ways you can stay on top of your hydration.
From apps to stickers, you can keep an eye on your water intake very easily.
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You can also join the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You for daily prompts and tips on how to stay on top of everything you need to do to improve your efficiency without feeling overwhelmed.5 reasons to drink water to boost your efficiency. #coaching#mentorship #MindfulPlanning Click To Tweet
Before you go
Can you answer the following question in the comments below, please?
Do you track how you feel depending on the amount of water you drink during the day?