Water is the most essential “nutrient” that our brain needs to function properly. It is estimated that about 80% of the North American population suffers from energy loss due to minor dehydration. Even mild dehydration of just a body water loss of 1% (which can occur through routine daily activities) impairs cognitive performance, resulting in poor concentration, decreased reaction time, and short-term memory problems, as well as moodiness and anxiety. Depression and anxiety can both be induced through low levels of dehydration!
Are you beating yourself up for not “doing enough”? For not getting through everything on your to-do list? Are you giving 100% while mad at yourself that your 100% doesn’t look like even more?