What does "embracing discomfort" mean?
As T1Ds, we deal with discomfort every day of our lives. Changing infusion sites, sensors, giving injections, checking blood sugars, waking up in the middle of the night, doing Herculean mental calculations for our meals..
But what if this was all easier if we leaned into embracing discomfort?
Spoiler alert: it is. Listen in to find out why.
Wins & Fails
Colleen's Win: My company did a step challenge back in June (we recorded this episode far in advance) and it got me walking more, and exercise mode has really helped with keeping my numbers stable. This was a prime example of embracing discomfort, since I had to change up my routines.
Jessie's Fail: Feeling some overwhelm from finishing high school (when we recorded, she had a week left!).
Hack or Tip of the Week
Coming up with a mantra or an affirmation to repeat to yourself through the difficult times can really help with your mental health.
Is on Will Cross, a professional adventurer with T1D. Will Cross never lets his diabetes slow him down, as of right now he has climbed the highest peaks on all 7 continents, and is still finding his next big thrill.
Question for You!
What do you guys to get comfortable with being uncomfortable? What was a time that diabetes challenged you to go with the flow?
Links & Resources
- 9 Ways To Embrace Discomfort & Be Successful No Matter What
- Nine Athletes With Type 1 Diabetes
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