Sunday, August 28, 2016

The pill solution

Successful people don't let the dumb person inside sabotage the smart one.  There are points in the day when I'm smart Phil.  There are also points where the dumb Phil takes over.  Normally dumb Phil is in charge when I wake up.  That means I need a daily routine set up to keep me on track.  This involves things like putting my gym bag in the trunk the night before, picking clothes out and having my morning routine all set up on one iPad screen.

There was one large gap in the morning routine.  I was occasionally forgetting my pills.  Since those pills control heart related things, that was dangerous.

The solution?  I put my pills on top of my coffee mugs.  I can't get my morning coffee unless I get my pills out.  Dumb Phil loves coffee.

At the end of the day Dumb Phil (or maybe it's just Tired Phil) likes a cup of sleepy time tea.  Same deal - the mugs are under the pills.

I haven't missed a day since.

Side note:  When I'm on the road I need a different process.  I sit the pills on the sink of my hotel room, but it's not 100% effective.  The process there is an extra set of pills in a ziplock bag in my work briefcase.  This also protects me in the event of lost luggage.

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