I’m trying to form the habit of taking vitamin D with the cue of eating breakfast.
Mostly I take it, but it’s not at all reliable. I tend to get reminded (beeminded?) by beeminding, not by the intended cue. This is much, much, much better than nothing – but I want to take it from there and make it routine.
I try things like pegging the tablets to breakfast cereal. Then I end up doing things like getting the pills out, leaving them on the surface right in front of my nose, making breakfast (usually cereal, takes all of 20 seconds) then immediately forgetting to take them and wandering off. Or eating a different cereal and not noticing the pegged tablets (hm I need to put all the cereal in one place… but on evidence so far I bet I’d still miss it 5 cm away).
I’ve tried trying to associate taking the first mouthful of cereal with taking the pills. Hasn’t stuck so far.
I’ve tried putting up notes for myself. I ignore them after a day or two.
I’ve tried coming up with weird and changing rituals: one day I passed the tablets around me thrice widdershins at night, so that I might remember that ridiculous behaviour the next morning. Didn’t work.
This has been going on for months!