I take vitamins every night, after I get home from work. By that point I’m tired, I’m thinking about a million different things that need to get done in the short time between getting home and going to bed.
“Shit. Did I already take my vitamins?” I found myself saying that more frequently than I’d like. Now, they’re vitamins, not Vicodin, so a mistake doesn’t matter all that much. Maybe a waste of money, but no big deal. Still, I’d wanted to break this habit.
Whenever I swallow those capsules, I literally say, “It’s Thursday. I’m taking my vitamins.”
Ya, I could buy one of those goofy wheels or pill dispensers, but this works just as well. So far, I have not had to second guess whether I’ve completed my nightly routine. And, better still, this technique is free and works on just about any routinely performed task.