A warning about medication and supplements is necessary, because small children are apt to be curious. Please keep medication and supplements out of the reach of your children and grandchildren. Some people even keep them in locked boxes. Since our grandchildren do not live near enough to be here often, I put them in a place that is out of their reach when they visit. When we visit them, I am also careful to keep medications out of their reach.
- Not waking up at the same hour
- Cannot take vitamins and minerals with my first medicine of the day
- Getting busy and forgetting
- Forgetting to take them with my food, so I wait
- Not putting my pills in their container for the week, because I don't feel like it
- Dreading swallowing a handful of pills
- Making excuses, because I haven't made it a habit
- Forgetting whether I took a medication, because I did not put them in my weekly pill container
Solving the Problem
- Every Sunday, I am going to fill my weekly pill containers. (If you are interested in what I am using, look in the left sidebar.)
- I always remember the medication I have to take before I eat breakfast, so my problem lies with all the other meds and supplements. Therefore, I am going to take my medication and my first dose of supplements at the same time every afternoon. Today, I wrote it down.
- I will take my evening supplements with supper.
- On my calendar after supper, I will check off that I have taken my medications and supplements for the day. If I forgot, I cannot check it off.
- If I have been successful for 75% of the first month, I am going to reward myself with something I would not usually do for myself. Thus, I am covering the baby step portion of forming the habit. That means I could miss six and a half days out of a thirty day month, which is about two days a week. However, I really want to do this thing better, so I am getting pumped up about it.