DIABETES and PREDICTABILITY

Welcome to all of my Moms who have kiddos with diabetes!

Today’s Question is: Are you living a predictable life? (Yep…this photo is definitely not predictable)

What is predictable, anyway? Behaving in a way that is expected.  As parents of children with diabetes it’s important to be predictable in how we show up for our child. How we manage blood sugar numbers, always have insulin and diabetic supplies, keep juice and glucagon available at all times….along with lots of other check list items.

However, there are areas in our lives that we should not be predictable. We should not get up every day and do the same exact thing – even though our brains love it. They love to do the same things every day. They love living on default mode. It’s easy, doesn’t take much energy, and of course, we don’t push ourselves to do something outside of the norm.

What happens when we are predictable in our life goals. Do you think that others could predict what you will be doing in 10 years? I spent some time thinking about what my life would look like in 2030. I’m hoping you did. It’s worth some time.

Why spend time thinking about 2030? Because if you take control over your future, the future you…you can choose what you want to have accomplished. You can dream as big as you’d like. That’s what comes first…the dream!

After the dream…you can get to work making that dream come true. It won’t magically appear in ten years but if you think it and have a compelling reason for why you want it to come true – Guess What…it will come true. Yes you need a “HARD WHY”!

Believing something is possible and then thinking it enough that it becomes something that you can imagine for yourself….the “how” to accomplish it will show itself to you. It actually becomes possible and then your new thought becomes, “As good as done.”

I pick visions of myself that are outside of what I think is possible right now. I then look for others who have accomplished that goal. Yes, there must moms who have a child with diabetes that has accomplished a goal you dream of. Then let your brain begin to believe that it’s possible for you. Before you know it you actually start looking for ways to accomplish it and the “how” presents itself.

I always set goals from a place of excitement and abundance. I set them from a place of truly wanting them. Because when it gets tough and my default (primitive) brain wants me to just go back to being predictable I will need a big enough reason why to overcome those thoughts (In coaching lingo that’s the “Hard Why”!

I believe that you can step outside of what’s predictable for you. Set a goal of what’s not predictable in the next year? Set a goal that’s not predictable in the next 10 years?

Of course, living life as a mom who continues to predictably and unconditionally show up to manage diabetes is essential in building a bigger life that’s unpredictable.

I can help you with developing a life on purpose. Living a life that’s not predictable every day. You can take charge of your default brain. Join me for a FREE 30 minute Exploration Coaching Session! It’s personal and confidential, one-on-one coaching.  Click HERE and go to BOOK NOW to access my schedule or email me here to let me know what day and time works for you. Are you ready to see what you are capable of?

DIABETES and MENTAL FITNESS

Welcome to all of my Moms who have kiddos with diabetes!

Today’s Question is: Do you have a New Year’s Resolution that involves mental fitness?

I used to only add going to the gym and working out to my New Year’s Resolutions but the last couple years I have been adding mental fitness to my list.

Mental fitness is making sure that you are continuing to work on personal growth and your mindset. It’s making sure that you are not just sailing along but choosing your life on intention.

We all have what I call, “primitive” or “default” brain settings. It’s what takes over when we don’t intentionally do the work to manage our thoughts and our lives. It’s the brain that is in charge and prioritizes the primitive triad.

It prioritizes conserving energy, avoiding pain and seeking pleasure. This sounds wonderful when we were all living in a cave and on survival mode but now what happens is that our “primitive” brain argues for limitations.

Your brain wants to be on auto pilot. Your brain loves auto pilot. It loves to repeat the same work. However, there isn’t any growth or challenge on auto pilot. Your primitive brain wants you to go into overwhelm and confusion every time you go off auto-pilot.

Your brain is like a computer, a super sophisticated computer, but instead of programing it and upgrading it, you just run it on auto-pilot. This year think about a program upgrade. One that will help you start believing what you are really capable of….

Start to think about what it will take to prioritize mental fitness, not just physical fitness. Start to be aware of the things in your life you want to change. Start to think about new goals that you’d like to accomplish.

Awareness is the first step. Once you are aware then you can analyze what you’d like to change. Remember if you want to change you will need a compelling reason why. This reason will carry you through the difficult times when you aren’t sure if you really want to change anything.

I set a goal and after exploring the reasons I want the goal…I contemplate whether my “why” is compelling enough. Am I willing to do the work…to be uncomfortable to reach the goal.

The WHY has to come before the HOW. You will want to know how to do it before you figure out your why. The how just gets in the way of making sure you want it bad enough. If you figure out your WHY first, then when things get difficult you will continue to move forward towards your goal. The HOW will come when you want the goal bad enough. Trust me you will figure out how!

Put mental fitness on your list of things to work on this year. Mental fitness has value in taking charge of your thoughts and how you view the world around you.

I can help you with managing your default brain and its thoughts about diabetes. I can help you explore how to take charge of your life. You can take charge of your default brain. Join me for a FREE 30 minute Exploration Coaching Session! It’s personal and confidential, one-on-one coaching.  Click HERE and go to BOOK NOW to access my schedule or email me here to let me know what day and time works for you. Are you ready to see what you are capable of?