I’m a firm believer in routine, and I just changed mine up when it comes to when and how I take my pills.
Morning: I used to forget my morning pills because I’d jump out of bed to take care of my baby. One of the first things I do every morning is have iced green tea. Before I take my first sip I now go back to my room, unlock my lock box filled will pills and take my morning dosage. I haven’t forgotten to take them in weeks and it starts the day off on a good — properly medicated! — foot.
Night: I used to hate taking my pills when I was on seroquel because I hated that can’t -breathe feeling. It’s easier now but I still have to pamper myself or negativity seeps in. (You know, the why-do-I-have-to-take-this, why-is-sleep-so-difficult-for-me, waa-waa-waa!) I wait until it’s time to get in my favorite pajamas, then I drink a mocktail (usually mint lemonade) in a pretty glass. It feels like a treat after my long day. I use a Monday through Sunday box (locked up, of course) so there is very little to think about. My mom calls my lock box “Rae’s Pink Pharmacy.”
Using special drinks at special times has really helped my routine. If you have any routines for taking your pills, please let me know!
Here are some pictures of my daughter in our garden!