You know you’re supposed to drink water throughout the day, but be honest, sometimes you just forget. Or, sometimes you just want coffee instead. Water has far too many benefits to skimp on it, so read on for 9 proven ways to get more water in each day. 1. Make it cute. Really! Invest in a water bottle you don’t mind toting around every day. Keep it close and full at all times and you’re more likely to hydrate rather that hit up the vending machine. 2. Add some healthy flavor. Truthfully, water can get a little boring at times. Add some natural flavor to your water by squeezing some lemon, lime, or orange into it and dropping in a few slices. You can even add a drizzle of honey for a little extra sweetness. There – not so bland! 3. Set a concrete goal. Aim for a certain number of ounces each day, rather than a generic “drink more water” goal and you’ll be more likely to achieve. 4. Spice up your life. Adding crushed pepper to a meal or ordering something spicy will likely lead to you reaching for your water bottle several times throughout the meal. The spice can help boost your metabolism and the extra water will do the body good! 5. Make it part of your routine. Repeat something enough times and it will soon become a habit. Start by drinking a glass of water right after you brush your teeth and another while you prepare dinner. That’s twice daily that you can count on reaching for your water bottle. 6. There’s an app for that. Really, there are apps that help you track your water consumption! Try Waterlogged or DailyWater for a user-friendly way to stay on track of your water drinking goals. 7. Eat your water. Okay, you can’t really eat water, but you can eat foods that contain plenty of it! Cucumber, lettuce, cantaloupe, watermelon, and apples are all high in water content. Add some of these to your daily snacks for an easy way to get more water today. 8. Drink water, save your wallet. When you go out to dinner, make it a habit to only drink water with your meal. Not only will you save money on over-priced drinks, you’ll have made the healthier choice, too! 9. Alternate when you go out. Heading out with friends tonight? Great! Order a water after each drink, alternating throughout the night. Not only can you avoid head-throbbing hangovers, you can rehydrate from the dehydrating alcohol.