Hacking myself: How I remember to take my pills

Guestpost by Helen Jane on Apr 11th

Helen Jane is back! She's taught us house to plan meals, make a Thanksgiving budget, and how to throw a cookie party. And now: how she remembers her vitamins.

Lately, I've taken a stronger interest in my health. Step one: Get a baseline blood panel.

Lo and behold, I was super low in Vitamin D and Vitamin B. My blood pressure is high and my sinuses are a wreck. I've been prescribed sprays, allergy meds, vitamins and I am back on the aspirin.

So after a few years of taking nothing but prenatal vitamins, like a lot of Americans, I'm back on the daily pill party.

As I have a lot of other tasks vying for my attention, taking daily pills just isn't something I always remember. But at least I know enough to hack myself.

I set out my trusty Ikea votive holders (also known as our small wine glasses and the perfect pudding cups). On Sunday, I fill them up for the following week. I start the whole thing again the next week.

Easy and pretty.
And good for me too.

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Helen Jane throws a lot of parties, and puts together ideas for people too busy to entertain.