Each of these work really well for me, and to be honest, I'd be a bit stumped without them. Over the years I have learned that the best way for me to remember anything, is to either write it down or use a visual cue.
1. Supplements - My daily plan includes taking three different supplements, two at breakfast time and one before I go to bed. The bottles of the two I take in the morning sit on the bench beside the coffee machine, and the other, on my bedside table. This way I see them, and remember.
2. Drinking Water - Now this is one that I am notorious for forgetting. I don't often get thirsty, and in winter in particular, I'm not a big water drinker at all. So, what I do now is fill two 1.5L bottles at the beginning of the day. One I take with me and carry around the house or with me if I go out, and the other stays on the bench until I'm ready to swap them over.
3. Exercise Gear - Again, this is something I can easily forget. I'll admit it, I'm not a big fan of exercise and never have been. Having said that, I totally acknowledge and accept the importance of it, and, I do feel much better when I do it. Leaving my exercise gear out the night before works! With it sitting right there in front of me when I get up, there is no way I can ignore it.
4. Sunblock - With a family history of sun damaged skin, using sunblock is super-important for me. To make sure I remember, I have a bottle on the kitchen bench at all times, one in the car and one on the ensuite vanity top. Before I got out I'm reminded to use it.
5. Lists - And finally, my lists. I love making lists! I have lists for everything. Using my iPhone notes I record a number of different lists - groceries, what I need to do today, what I need to get next time I'm at KMart, The Warehouse, and so on. It's an easy way to record new lists when out and about too, as I always have my phone with me.
Well, I hope you've found these few ideas helpful, and can find ways to implement visual cues into your life.
If you use them now, tell us in the comments. I'd love to hear your ideas.
Until next time,
Hi I'm Kathryn Price.
I'm a 55 year old post-menopausal woman sharing my journey of Taking Care of Me. I'm on a mission to lose weight and improve my health and well-being. Click here to join me in my Facebook group and let's journey together.