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Helpful tools made for you

Explore these pages and documents to discover some of the practical advice and resources PfizerFlex offers to help you manage your condition and treatment:

Mapping My Goals
SMART Goals
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Tracking My Meds
My Symptom Tracker
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Mapping My Goals

What is goal setting?

Setting goals is an important part of any treatment plan. Goal setting involves you and your healthcare team creating and agreeing on actions that you can take to help improve your health.

Goals can be general or specific.
Specific goals (or SMART lifestyle goals) are action plans which help move you toward a more general goal.

SMART lifestyle goals are…

Specific – Specific goals have a greater chance of being achieved than general goals.
To set a specific goal you must answer the 6 Ws:​​​​​​​
  • Who: The people involved.
  • What: Choose the accomplishment.
  • Where: Identify a location.
  • When: Establish a time frame.
  • Which: Identify needs and constraints.
  • Why: Reasons for – or benefits of – accomplishing the goal.
Measurable – To determine if your goal is measurable, ask questions such as:
  • How much?
  • How many?
  • ​​​​​​​How will I know when it is accomplished?

Attainable – When you identify goals that are most important to you, you begin to figure out ways you can make them come true. You develop the attitudes, abilities, skills and financial capacity to reach them.

Realistic – To be realistic, a goal must be something that you are both willing and able to work for.
A goal is probably realistic if you truly believe that it can be accomplished.

Time bound – A goal must have a target date.

Goal setting should be collaborative, meaning you should work with your healthcare team. Together you can create realistic, health-related goals that you can achieve and that will help you improve your health.

Remember, it is important to set lifestyle goals and to recognize
​​​where lifestyle changes are possible.

My SMART Lifestyle Goals

Tracking My Meds

The medication your doctor has prescribed you is an important part of your treatment plan. When you keep track of when you’re taking your medications, you’re keeping track of an important part of your treatment.

Taking my medication

If you are taking medication for your condition, you may need a way to remember to take your medicine every day
to help you stay on track with your treatment. Here are some helpful tips.

Buy sticky notes, write yourself reminders and leave them in places you visit frequently, like the bathroom, your car or the kitchen – anywhere that works for you

Set a recurring reminder on your cell phone or alarm clock that goes off whenever it’s time for your medication

Use downloadable apps that set reminders on your cellphone or computer. Apps can send you
push notifications to alert you when it’s time to take your pills via an alert, text or email


Many medications are taken once or twice a day. If this is the case for you, try associating it with something you already do in the morning and/or at night.

Store your pills near your toothbrush so you take them when you brush your teeth in the
morning and/or at night

Keep them in the kitchen (away from heat) and take them with your morning and/or evening meals

Put your pills on your nightstand – that way, taking them can be the first thing you do
in the morning and the last thing you do before bed

Make sure you follow your healthcare team’s instructions (general practitioner, disease specialist, nurse or pharmacist) for how and when to take any medication that you have been prescribed.

If you’re taking more than one medication, get organized.

Make a list on a weekly calendar – on paper or electronically – of the medications you take and when you should be taking them. You can even keep this grid where you keep your medications, and check them off as you go. That way, you get to see exactly what you’re doing to help stay on track with your treatment.

Some pharmacies have an automated prescription refill reminder program – they’ll call you or send you an email when it’s time to refill your pills. It’s something you may need to sign up for, so talk to your pharmacist today about tips to help you remember your refill.

Sorting and organizing your meds? Purchase a pill box designed for people who regularly take different medications, and organize your pills into the right compartments. Any pharmacy will carry a variety of pillboxes to accommodate your treatment plan.

Make the most of technology

These days, there are many useful apps available to help keep track of medication, lifestyle
changes, medical appointments, etc., on your smartphone. Check them out online and find
the apps that work best for you.


“Medisafe,” for example, helps you stay on track with your medications. This application reminds
you to take the right pills at the right time. It is available on both Google Play and the App Store®.


These apps are for reference and not endorsed by Pfizer.
Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC.

My Symptom Tracker

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