hi! i’m so sorry for the long hiatus!!! i’m coming back as soon as i can and i’m going to publish everything that got submitted in the meantime, give the blog a bit of a makeover and look for mods to help me out so this doesn’t happen again. thanks for sticking with me!
I have to share the awesome app I use to negate this issue!
it’s called Medisafe and it’s a free app available in the app store or on google play and it allows you to input all your medications and:
-choose the shape, color, and dosage of each medication (including indicating if it’s an injection or a pill or an inhaler)
-notate the dosage and/or # of pills
-each time of day/night it needs to be taken
-add food or other special instructions
-schedule refill reminders
-add a med-friend (someone who will be notified if you forget to take it!)
The interface is great and i’ve found it very easy to use. You can also add meds to take “as needed” so you can indicate that you’ve taken an out-of-time painkiller or booster pill etc.
When it’s time to take your pills it uses the text-notifcation noise on your phone to alert you- so it’s lowkey, but (usually) unmissable. When it’s time, you have the option to snooze, dismiss, or take pills. OR you can just shake your phone to indicate that you’ve taken them (I usually either snooze or shake the phone).
It tracks your progress too and you can export yourself an excel spreadsheet of your pill taking to give your physician etc if needed.
You can set the snooze time manually, the maximum number of alarms, all kinds of things- you can set your own alert sound too if you don’t want it to use your text-notification.
I am TERRRRRRRIBLE about remembering pills (seriously, I forgot for 3 weeks). I haven’t missed a dose since I started using it and it’s fantastic.
I got this tip off a site that has been deleted, but here’s the gist of it: If you make it a ritual you’ll automatically get in the right mood for studying when repeating it. For example, always make a cup of tea and take it to your study area before you start.
The ones in #32? They were done with MS Word 2010, it’s just a little tweaking of the quick styles. I can explain if you want me to.
It helps draw (and keep) your attention when you review your notes.
A few guidelines:
This is what some of my notes look like:
(I’m not sure this will help anyone, but it’s my main method to get myself to do something for school, so I thought I’d post it anyway. Aside from the fact that you’re more likely to study off of material that looks nice, I really like making things look pretty, so the whole formatting and structuring thing lets me get familiar with the study material while I do something that I enjoy.)