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3 February 2022: TimerCap

I take antidepressants. It's not a big deal—they help me maintain emotional stability as I work through my day-to-day life and my internal issues—but what is a big deal to me is what I use to stay consistent.

It's no secret that I'm terrible at consistency. I may try, but my self-regulation is lacking and my memory is Swiss cheese.

Because of this, I found a tool to help me: TimerCap. Basically, it's a cap that times how long it's been since it was last opened.

It's not foolproof—I still have to remember to take my pill—but it is extremely useful in checking to see if I did take it. It gives me peace of mind to see the cap and know whether or not I've taken my pill based on the timer.

What struck me earlier this week, though, is that by taking my antidepressant and using something like the TimerCap, I'm making a statement: it's okay. There's nothing shameful in making an effort to feel better, and there's nothing wrong with taking a pill if that's what I need to do. Taking medications is a part of maintaining my well-being.

There are still so many people who are afraid of reaching out for help because of the public stigma, but in addition to taking my pill for my own benefit, I may inadvertently help someone else find the courage to get help for themselves if they need it.

If you have trouble remembering to take your meds, I encourage you to look into solutions like TimerCap. Taking care of yourself is the first step towards a thriving creative life!

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