After a few weeks of struggling to simply remember, I asked Beefy to pick me up a day-of-the-week pill case. I load it with a week’s worth of pills, keep it in my purse, and now take my supplements every morning.
The trick wasn’t simply keeping them handy. The trick was inserting the vitamins into another routine: everyday, when I get to work, I habitually go through my purse and remove the items I’d like accessible during the day (phone, lipstick, correspondence, etc) before I lock it up in my desk drawer. I’ve maintained this habit for months and it is ingrained in my daily schedule. Now, as I’m sorting through the bag, the heptaganol pill case catches my eye and I pull it out, remove the day’s vitamins, and take them with a snack. Even if I miss my morning bag-emptying routine (due to an early meeting or phone call), the need for my phone or lipstick will prompt the habit later.
The weekends are a little trickier to remember, but, so far, I’ve “discovered” the pill case in my bag while at restaurants (digging for my wallet, phone, or lipstick), and promptly took my vites.
I have a terrible memory and can’t rely on it for anything important. The habit-pairing technique has been my most successful way to begin a new routine.
How do you remember to take your vitamins?
Sporty Sunday is a recurring feature in which I share my fitness routine and offer and solicit advice. While this content might seem a little out of place in an outfit diary, a healthy, strong body is the foundation of my wardrobe. I hope to inspire my readers to be fit as well as stylish!