This article was developed via a partnership with BetterHelp.
Staying on top of your medication is obviously important.
Yet, even if it’s something as simple as a multivitamin, many of us tend to forget this important part of our daily routine from time to time.
Medication—whether it’s for mental health or any other health issue—should, quite simply, be taken very seriously.
So, how can you stay more on top of your medication?
The importance of medication can’t really be overstated. You’ve been prescribed it for a reason, and now it’s your responsibility to take it as it’s been prescribed.
Lots of things can get in the way of staying on top of medication, however. Yet you might be surprised to learn that an aspect of home design can help you remember your medication.
And if you need more guidance regarding medication, don’t hesitate to check out the helpful resources offered online by BetterHelp: https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/medication/
5 Ways to Help Stay on Top of Your Medication
Now, here are five tips to help you stay on top of your medication!
Change Up Your Home Design
It might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but a little attention to your home design can help you stay more on top of your meds!
For example, you can re-arrange your bedroom or kitchen in order to put your medication in a place where you can’t miss it.
You could even get creative and design a custom holder or niche for it.
Oftentimes, not taking medication comes down to forgetfulness.
Fortunately, with these little computers we have in our pockets all the time nowadays, it’s much easier to remember important events.
As discussed, taking your medication is an essential part of your routine. Setting timers—whether on your phone or using an old-school kitchen timer—can help you stay on track.
Plus, you can easily set timers to recur every day at the time (or times) when you’re supposed to take your medication.
Use a Pill Organizer
A pill organizer is another simple way to stay on top of your medication.
If you’ve got a whole cabinet full of pill bottles, it can be easy to forget which is which and to remember each one that you’re supposed to take daily.
Instead, group your important medication bottles together and place them into a weekly pill organizer every single week.
Once you get in the habit of doing this, it will be much harder to forget.
Figure Out the Best Formula for You
There are many different ways to take medications.
If you have trouble with pills, there may be an alternative method that will be easier for you to stay on track with.
Don’t hesitate to ask your doctor about the possible methods for the medication you have.
Get a Longer-lasting Prescription
If you’re running out of your prescription every few weeks or even every month or two, it means one more errand that you have to run.
To be sure about staying totally on top of your medication, you might ask your doctor about extending your prescription, that is, getting a longer-lasting supply.
Staying on top of your medication can be tough for all kinds of reasons.
But by re-designing the space where you put your medication, setting timers, using a pill organizer, figuring out the best formula for you, and getting a longer-lasting prescription, you can stay on top of it more easily.