Have you made your 2020 New Year’s resolutions?
To begin, it may be beneficial to consider just how much routine and discipline already play a major role in your life. So first off, give yourself a pat on the back and recognize your strengths. It may help to thank all the people in your life who are helping to support you. Dr Jason Baker, an endocrinologist who lives with type 1, understands managing diabetes from two perspectives. “People need to remember they are not alone in the struggle–that there is a community behind them.” And as for setting unrealistic goals, he says. “It’s important not to try for perfection; instead be a realist who learns from mistakes and fights to make tomorrow better.”
It can be overwhelming to choose just one thing or decide how to proceed when making resolutions. Some behaviouralists suggest writing down a few lines about what’s in the way of your goals and digging deep. The question for anyone living with diabetes may be: my condition already takes up so much of my time – how do I begin to achieve more of what I want without increasing my stress?