I was poking around online today and I came across an article that talked about 3 steps to success this year with type 2 diabetes.
All-in-all the article was helpful. But I question if it will work. Here’s why…
Don’t most new year’s resolutions fail miserably?
And why is that?
Well here’s my answer to that question. First of all…
We make resolutions that we aren’t totally aligned with on all levels. Now before I get into what I mean… let’s take the 3-steps listed in this article I read for example.
Ok… so here are the 3 steps to success with type 2 diabetes this year (according to the article):
1. Set goals
2. Make a plan
3. Take action
Hmmm. Sounds easy enough doesn’t it?
Not so fast!
You see we all set goals. Whether we write them down or now is irrelevant. Many of us set goals in our head. And if you’re like me you might even think out loud and say to them to yourself.
Well the point is there is no shortage of goals that we all set for ourselves. Nor is there a shortage of new year’s resolutions about setting goals.
The next “success tip” was… making a plan.
Well this is OK… but in the end, it still leaves most people frustrated with blood sugar numbers that are through the roof.
And then there’s the last one: Take action.
Well I think we all WANT to take action. But the tough part is sticking to it.
You see, goals, making a plan and taking action all have one thing in common…
You have to decide. Make a decision. Decide on a goal, a plan and to take action.
And in order to make this year – 2016 a great and healthy prosperous year, you have to decide.
Let me take it one step further…
You have to not only decide… but give yourself permission.
Permission to succeed. Permission to fail. Permission to try. Permission to give it your best shot!
No need to look any further than yourself. All that you need… is within you right now.
So before I wrap up this article let me share with you my ideas on how to make 2016 your healthiest, happiest year ever… and one where you put diabetes in check.
Here we go…
First, step outside your comfort zone just a little bit and stay there.
You see, being successful with type 2 diabetes comes down to pushing beyond your comfort zone. Your body does weird things when we push out of our comfort zone. But it’s healthy for us.
Here’s an example: If you always get uncomfortable everytime it comes to checking your sugar or going to see your doctor… do more of both of these. You’ll find that you grow as a result.
Silence your inner critic more this year.
That little voice inside you that tells you it’s ok to eat something you probably shouldn’t. Or tells you it’s too hard to change or stick to something you put your mind to. Silence that inner critic. It’s there to keep you safe and comfortable. It’s hard to overcome diabetes if we stay the same.
The next and last one is this:
Start to see yourself with positive and successful eyes.
I know, I know… You might think I’m getting a little woo woo here. But stay with me for a second…
What I mean is, try visualizing and seeing yourself as the person you were before diabetes. Before your blood sugar was out of whack. Before you gained weight. Before you lived an inactive lifestyle…
…and wait and see… before long you’ll start to move towards being that person.
So there you have it…
My 3 steps to living healthier and happier in 2016.
Please put these to good use… I wish you an amazing 2016 and the best life has to offer!
Happy New Year!