Welcome to all of my Moms who have a child with diabetes.
Today’s Question: Can you possibly accept the past as if you had chosen it?
If you could it surely would require some effort. The definition of acceptance is the action of consenting, and I just love the idea that we have the option to consent. I’m not saying that you have to, but wouldn’t it be easier if we could just accept diabetes into our lives and not continue to fight against it?
If you could genuinely consent as if you had chosen it – wouldn’t your life be so much better if you agreed and accepted everything that has happened in your past? I don’t think we should think that it’s been all rainbows and puppy tails but take it all as feedback to move yourself and your family forward with intention.
What would it be like to not argue with the fact that your child has diabetes? Not to think that your life should be different than it is? Not to think that it would be better without diabetes?
I’ve found that my life is exponentially better by having accepted it. It isn’t that I love diabetes but I have embraced it. I have taken the blood sugar numbers as feedback. I no longer allow them to dictate my day. They are very important numbers and I treat them with great respect but my management of them was clouded by judgement.
Once we get into self judgement it distracts our brain from moving forward and managing the issue at hand. So acceptance, which required work and continues to requires work, has actually allowed me to maintain better numbers.
The best way to accept diabetes is to just become aware of what your thoughts are and then to ask yourself, “Are these thoughts serving me?” If they are, keep them. If they aren’t, like my thoughts often aren’t, I ask myself what the is the result I want from having diabetes in my life. That result is that I want diabetes to empower me to be the best mom and how I do that is to think that diabetes makes me stronger and more capable of overcoming obstacles.
Some days this is believable and others it takes more work to get to that thought. Remember we are all a work in progress. We can let diabetes dictate our lives or we can take control over our thoughts and control the narrative that we tell ourselves about diabetes.
If you’d like to take more control over your narrative then please 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?