Your body needs water to help keep blood and oxygen flowing correctly. When you’re dehydrated you may experience headaches, feel dizzy, and lack energy. It can also cause you to feel irritated. But the right amount of water can help you stay focused, reduce your chance of headaches, and even reduce stress.
Drinking the right amount of water can help build confidence too. You may find you’re less irritable, and it may even improve your weight management, since drinking water is an essential part of a healthy diet.
When your brain isn’t getting the hydration it needs, you may suffer from lack of focus and motivation, which can lead to more mistakes and/or reduce your overall productivity. This can make you feel sluggish, and cause you to feel depressed because you’re not performing at your best.
Stress can accumulate from dehydration. Not only can your lack of energy send you into the dumps, but you may find you’re in more pain (due to muscles, joints, and discs not staying hydrated). Pain can cause you to feel stressed, which can actually exasperate the pain you are already in. This stress can cause you to feel more distracted and irritable. It can be a vicious cycle, one that may be broken by improving hydration.