Okay, let’s get rid of the elephant in the room. The best New Year’s Resolution you can make is to not make a resolution at all. Why? Because you set yourself up for disappointment right from the start. Ask yourself, what is the last resolution you made and kept? If you come up empty and with nothing, you’re not alone. It’s a lot more common than you may think.
This world is absolutely convinced that the population, as a general rule will make resolutions, run out and begin them, and surely as the snow will melt, so will that idealistic resolution. There’s a reason why you see all of the gym ads primarily in January and February and not in May.
Look, no one needs to make changes in one’s life more than me. But I’m not going to do it by making a promise to an image in a mirror. The better way to approach resolutions is to do it with small steps. Here are the best new year resolutions for people with diabetes!
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Take a Personal Inventory
The first thing to do is to take a personal inventory. What are your goals and what do you need to do to get there? For example, I need to have hip surgery but in order to have the surgery, I have to lose weight first.
Without beating myself up, I’m going to take a look at what I do and ask myself questions like, “do I need to change this or that” or “is this okay?” Whether you have type 1 diabetes (like my kids), type 2 diabetes, or just need to change some things, it starts with asking yourself simple questions.