When we ‘pop our pills’ usually only a small part of ourselves is actually occupied with taking our medicine. We are possibly only just aware of the physical sensations and even less attentive to our thoughts and emotions. When we purposefully stay with the experience of taking our medication, and cultivate mindfulness (non-judgement), we focus our attention on the present moment and increase our awareness of our relationship to our medication. By listening to this guidance, with our tablets and a drink of water, we can improve our body’s absorption and the effectiveness of the treatments we take as well as increasing adherence.
MINDFULLY TAKING MEDICATION
Updated: Nov 1, 2018