When a person is truly dehydrated, they do not feel thirsty and therefore, the dehydration can go on. A headache will set in, eyes tend to get bloodshot, light-headedness, muscle cramps, and the loss of tears.
That got me thinking about what aspects of my life were dehydrated. How long had I gone without things that are vital to my existence and allow me to be my authentic self. I found that the answers fell on me as I began to invite the possibilities of change and growth into my life.
Number 1: Human connection–physical, mental, and emotional. Allow yourself to be open to people. You never know what will happen.
Number 2: (Un)Adulterated fun. Sometimes it’s best not to think and act on impulse.
Number 3: Momentary expression. If you think it, say it! Take responsibility for it. Most times, people want to hear what you have to say, even if its unexpected.
Number 4: Exercise. I have never been a fan of working out. I hate sweating. But let me tell you, there is nothing better than starting your day off with a run.
Number 5: “Me” Time. If you want to do something, even if it means being a hermit, sequestering yourself away in your room and reading for hours, do it! It is the best mental nourishment one can get.