Organize Your Calendar for Optimal Health

Organize Your Calendar for Optimal Health

Organize Your Calendar for Optimal Health

It’s time to do some speed dating … with your health. Yes, now’s the time to schedule some important moments so you can have a healthy year and a healthy you!

Using your calendar to organize yourself is a great step towards your well-being.

How many times have you realized that you forgot to take your medication? What about remembering at the last minute that you have a doctor’s appointment and need a ride? These types of situations can cause your stress to skyrocket and your health to plummet. It is time to take the extra steps needed to live in optimal health!

Think about the important health appointments, commitments, claims deadlines, and other things that you may need to remember. These may include doctor and dental exams, medical visits for family members, and important deadlines such as those related to a Flexible Spending Account (FSA).

Review your medication schedule. If you need to take medications at certain times of day, set these up as appointments on your calendar. I do not suggest setting it as "reminder" as these are not time specific; most medications need to be taken at a certain time as directed by your doctor. You may also like to include when you need to call your pharmacist for a refill. Many will also text you when it is time for a refill, so be sure to ask your pharmacist if that option is available to you.

Make exercise appointments. Decide on an exercise schedule that works for you by looking into gym options, outdoor activities, and exercise-at-home ideas. Choose your exercise including the day and time and put these on your calendar. With this option, you may like to choose "repeat" if you will stick to the same schedule for several weeks.

Add any other upcoming appointments. These may include work-related appointments and deadlines, family commitments, and time for self-care.

Once you have determined what needs to be done and the time frame for the task, you can rely on our calendars to be our assistant.

Calendar options include paper calendars and digital calendars. I am a fan of Google Calendar.  

With this option, you can color code appointments based on whose appointment it is and the type of appointment. You may like to designate purple for a child, green for a partner, and then use the other colors to code your own appointments by type. For example, red for any health-related appointments, orange for reminders to take your medicine, and yellow for your exercise. You can even set these as separate calendars and then merge them all into a master calendar. This is of great benefit if you want to only look at your exercise schedule or check work appointments, etc.

Additionally, Google Calendar is easy to share and you can choose which calendars are visual on your preferred devices.

Most of all it is seamless. Enter something on Google Calendar using your desktop and within moments it will show on your phone, tablet, and laptop.  Additionally, you can choose to share calendars and "invite" people to appointments.

Best of all, it is all completely FREE.

Use the organization tools that work best for you and put it into practice. This will help you to reduce stress and take better care of your overall health. After all, you and your health want to enjoy a long life together.

Your "Why" for Getting Healthy

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