Being a freelance web designer London based means I can face some tough competition at times which requires me to be on top of my game to win the leads I get through.
This means I need to be fresh faced and fully alert, ready to face what the day may throw at me and able to conquer the web design world. And one of the tools I use to do this? Simple…water!
Research has shown that being mildly dehydrated can have a negative effect on our cognitive performance, our process of thinking. A lack of water to the brain can cause numerous symptoms such as brain fatigue, brain fog and problems with focus and memory as well as headaches, sleep issues and depression.
It is well known that not getting enough water can make us feel tired and sluggish, which can impact on the way we work. Dehydration causes our brain to shut down and not run at full speed, causing us to work less productively and achieve less on a daily basis. This can dramatically affect the speed in which you complete projects, which when you work for yourself can have an impact on your workload and your earnings.
After finding this out, I looked into the actual amount of water we should be consuming each day to help with brain power. The answer I got was 2 litres per day for a man, and 1.6 litres for a woman. All drinks count towards your recommended daily amount but water, milk and fruit juices are the healthiest.
So in conclusion, to improve my overall health as well as my abilities at work I have now been trying to drink the right amount of water per day. So far it has really helped me to feel more refreshed, revitalised and generally more awake during the day.