Let’s face it. Sometimes we forget to take our medications. Life gets in the way, and we fail to keep track of everything going on. What if you have way too many medications to remember? It’s ok. Take a step back and breathe. Forgetting to take medicine is something that everyone goes through. Fear not! You are not alone! Here are a few tips to help you remember to take your medications.
Weekly Medication Organizer
This strategy is a basic one, but it is also a tried-and-true method. Generic pillboxes may not be anything new, but they are effective. Drop as many pills on the designated days, and your task is complete! Just make sure to drink plenty of water! The more medications you need, the more elaborate your pill organizer tends to be. Pill organizers have become as intricate as having an alarm built into the dispenser to remind you to take your pills! Some pill organizers also have designated slots for morning, afternoon, and evening use! We truly have come a long way. Have grandchildren at home? No problem! Some pill organizers also feature a locking mechanism, so only you can get into your medications!
Do you have your own routine? My personal routine involves waking up at 6:20 a.m., brewing my coffee, petting my dog, and beginning to get ready for the day. I know how long it will take me to get to work, and I know if I forget to make my lunch the night before, I may run a little behind the morning after. My routine tells me I should be in certain places at certain times. I know I will be late for work if I do not leave the house by 6:50 a.m. I begin to get more antsy when 6:50 begins to draw near. The same can apply to you! If you get up at a specific time and have to take your pills in the morning, you will find it harder to forget to take your medications when it becomes part of your normal routine. Fit taking your medicine into your everyday routine. Do you take afternoon walks? Start taking your afternoon pill after your walk. Anything that makes you feel off schedule when you fail to do it will help you remember.
Leave Medication Notes
If you still have a hard time remembering your medications, try to leave yourself a few sticky notes around the house. Leave them in awkward or out-of-place spots. If you notice a sticky note on your burner, you will be more inclined to read it than to leave it there. I do not recommend leaving a sticky note on your burner for safety reasons, but I think you may see where I am going with this concept. You can turn it into a scavenger hunt and try to find all your stickies! Coming across a sticky that reminds you to take your medications develops the habit of looking for more sticky notes. You get two reminders in one!
Hopefully, these little tips and tricks will help you remember to take your medications. At the end of the day, you must remember the importance of your health. Speak to your healthcare provider if you have any issues regarding missed medications. It is never fun, and sometimes it can be scary, but the first step to self-care is trying to remember to take your medications.
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