How did you first get in the habit of making yourself one? A LONG time ago, I used to drink nothing but soda, especially working in the fast food industry where we got soft drinks for free all the time. I don't think I even drank water when I was sick. It's miraculous that I made it to my twenties! (I'm halfway through my thirties, now.)
Then...I got pregnant and subsequently lost my job. (Yes. I lost my job in a freaking gas station/subs & salads shop because I was pregnant. Actually, I was one of four women who was pregnant. I got pregnant first and then the rest of the ladies within 1-4 weeks after I did. We thought the [sexist pig] boss was kidding when he said there was no way he was going to deal with four pregnant women at the same time and we better be on our best behavior. I call in sick-BRONCHITIS, which you don't want anyone with bronchitis preparing your food anyway. That was almost exactly 11 years ago. That's irrelevant though. HOLY tangent.) I was pretty much forced to start drinking water, while I waited for unemployment insurance to kick in which I had to fight for because of the sexist pig boss.
I realized, I LIKE water. I am OKAY with soda being a "sometimes" treat. I can't imagine life without it, and it's no wonder I got sick so much as a teen/young adult.