The prompt for day four of Diabetes Blog Week is:
Yesterday we opened up about how diabetes can bring us down. Today let’s share what gets us through a hard day. Or more specifically, a hard diabetes day. Is there something positive you tell yourself? Are there mantras that you fall back on to get you through? Is there something specific you do when your mood needs a boost? Maybe we’ve done that and we can help others do it too?
On the days that diabetes gets me down, I’m in a fog. I go on with my daily tasks as usual and may appear perfectly fine to the outside world. But inside, my mind is blurry and my emotions are heavy.
During these moments, I tell myself that tomorrow will bring a new start. Today might have been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, but the morning offers a clean slate. I can tackle diabetes with energy and a fresh perspective. Reminding myself of this is one of the best ways I know how to get through a tough period.
While it’s not a mantra, another hugely helpful tactic is having support from other people with diabetes. Being able to talk with others who have dealt with the same challenges makes me feel less alone and gives me resolve to get through bad days.
***Check out other Diabetes Blog Week day four entries here.