Welcome to all of my Moms who have children with diabetes!
Today’s Question: Do you believe you can find and discover thoughts?
When I think about finding something it takes me to a thought about something being lost. However, when I started thinking about diabetes and the transition of thoughts I’ve had about the disease since diagnosis I understand the finding and discovering of thoughts.
Upon diagnosis and for varying lengths of time, default thoughts find us. We don’t go and find and discover new thoughts. It’s what our survival instinct tells us is necessary. We go into survival mode and most of the thoughts we generate are not positive or helpful.
Initially, it’s natural to feel like a victim – a victim of diabetes. Then it becomes easy and comfortable to stay in that mode. It’s what we get used to – it becomes a habit. I know because it’s what I was used to. I could blame diabetes for everything that went wrong and, of course, everyone would agree with me. Diabetes is awful and difficult.
However, that mentality wasn’t helping. It won’t help you either. It just meant that I wasn’t the one in charge of my life. I wasn’t looking for, finding, and discovering any of my thoughts. I was just floating along on survival mode. As I say, I was just sitting in a boat letting the current take me without picking up my paddle and heading towards a destination of my choosing.
The first thing I did when I wanted to take charge of the effect diabetes was having on my life was to just be aware of what my thoughts were. What were my current thoughts about diabetes? Then I asked myself, why I was choosing to think those thoughts? Were those thoughts useful to me or my child?
My suggestion is that you just become aware of when you are thinking on default mode. Awareness goes a long way to discovering new thoughts. Awareness is the first step towards exploring what you are capable of and how much courage and strength you actually possess.
Just be curious! Curiosity can be the start of discovering a whole new life for yourself.
Want help exploring what your current thinking is about diabetes? Want help exploring what possible thoughts you might want to believe about diabetes? 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?