Preparing to Change
What do you do when you’re smacked in the face with the need to change your life? On the one hand, something like a pre-diabetes diagnosis is a scary wakeup call. On the other, you can make it a turning point for improving your life. But how do you start? For me, it meant taking responsibility for myself. No more delaying and excuses.
As my dad would say, “DeNile is not just the longest river in the world.”
My marriage was unhappy, I was depressed, 30 pounds overweight and drinking too much. Worrying obsessively about my family, I over estimated what I could do for them directly, and under estimated how much my setting a calmer, healthier and happier example could help. As they say on the airplanes, “fix the oxygen mask to your own face first, then you can assist others.”
What do you need to do to strap on your own mask? Do you need to re evaluate your job, relationships, living situation? Are you facing grief or loss, or another illness in the family? Your pre-diabetes or diabetes diagnosis is probably not the only challenge you’re facing. How do the others affect your ability to deal with it? Please comment, let’s start a conversation about it. In future posts, I’ll try to direct you to web and other resources which may be helpful.