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Evening Accountability Post 7/15/24

You have a choice to post in the comments:

*Evening blood sugar numbers
*Your wins and/or challenges
*Ask questions

Disclaimer:
Managing diabetes will be different for each of us, so keep postings and responses respectful and nonjudgmental. We are not healthcare professionals; therefore, always seek medical clearance before making changes to your treatment.

#Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #lada #mody #ChronicIllness #CheckInWithMe #MightyTogether

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Motivational Monday: Set Realistic Expectations

“Everybody is different and it’s not going to be 100% everyday. Expecting yourself to be a certain number everyday, all day, everyday, when it’s not going to be will stress you out.” - Anonymous

One way to overcome this is to focus on overall trends and patterns rather than getting caught up in specific numbers. It's also important to remember that each person's body and health journey is unique. Listen to your body and make adjustments accordingly.

Seeking support from your healthcare team and connecting with others who have similar experiences can also be helpful in managing expectations and finding ways to cope with individual differences.

#Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #lada #mody #MentalHealth #MightyTogether

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Worry

So often, we get caught up in the mistakes of our past or the uncertainties of our future, and in doing so, we rob ourselves of the joy and peace that can be found right now. Fear and worry are natural human experiences, but when they dominate our thoughts, they prevent us from appreciating the beauty of our current reality. Practicing mindfulness, focusing on the present, and cultivating gratitude can help us break free from the cycle of worry. Let's embrace the now, find joy in the little moments, and remember that happiness is found in the present. What do you do to let go of worries and be more present?

Also, as a way to better share advice with you all, I make video responses to your mental health questions.

The last video I made was about what to do when you feel like life is too hard. If this sounds relevant to you, you can check out the video here:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

Otherwise, if you have any questions about mental health, please post in my group and I will try to make a video response specifically for you.

~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

#MentalHealth #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Suicide #MightyTogether

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Morning Accountability Post 7/15/24

You have a choice to post in the comments:

*Morning blood sugar numbers
*Your wins and/or challenges
*Ask questions

Disclaimer:
Managing diabetes will be different for each of us, so keep postings and responses respectful and nonjudgmental. We are not healthcare professionals; therefore, always seek medical clearance before making changes to your treatment.

#Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #lada #mody #ChronicIllness #CheckInWithMe #MightyTogether

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Let it be

How often have we kept ourselves up all night wondering why something happened? What if this? What if that? We run scenarios in our head nonstop and where does it get us? It only leads to more sadness, more anxiety, more confusion, and more restlessness. Even if we did find some imaginary conclusion, what then? It would not change a thing. Instead of driving yourself mad, try letting it be. There is a gentle art in letting things be. It is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of maturity, wisdom, and strength. Is anyone familiar with this process?

Also, as a way to better share advice with you all, I make video responses to your mental health questions.

The last video I made was about what to do if you have difficulty being proud of yourself. If this sounds relevant to you, you can check out the video here:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

Otherwise, if you have any questions about mental health, please post in my group and I will try to make a video response specifically for you.

~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

#MentalHealth #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Suicide #MightyTogether

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#mighty Pets

I’ve been so blessed to have had so many Pets of All Kinds in my lifetime! I briefly tried, but couldn’t live without one!

My Recent Love♥️

This is “Salsa”. She was initially named ‘Samba’, but by the end of the first day together I said “You are no laid-back cool island 🏝️girl! You are one spicy little Salsa 💃!” And at about 1 1/2 years, she fully lives up to her name! Cabinets have locks. Not a lap cat, but glued to me like a barnacle, doesn’t meow-only chirps & trills, thinks she’s a dog & plays like one, loves to drink running water from the faucet, and waits at the door for me when I need to run out! Yes, when it’s time for bed we have our snuggle routine, she becomes my “baby” again, I 🎶 sing to her, then she goes to her bed near me. Guard Cat. I love her to bits!🥰

#Depression #Anxiety #Migraine #graves Disease #Diabetes #heart Attack #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease #SpinalStenosis #Osteoarthritis #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder

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Motivational Monday: Cultivate Happiness as a Habit While Managing Diabetes

"Happiness is a habit."- Anonymous

Living with a chronic illness is undeniably challenging. Yet, even while managing such conditions, we can still opt for happiness. Cultivating happiness as a habit is one approach. Below are some strategies to achieve this:

1.Setting realistic goals that are small and achievable that aligns with our values and interests.

2.Practicing gratitude by focusing on the positive things that's happening in our lives. This helps us develop a more optimistic outlook on life.

3.Engaging in activities that bring us joy (traveling, spending time with loved ones, creating, volunteering) helps us cultivate happiness.

4.Prioritizing self-care by scheduling regular check-ups with our healthcare providers and adjust our diabetes management plan as necessary.

Creating a more positive and fulfilling life while managing diabetes is a journey that requires patience and perseverance. Adopt the practice of taking life one moment, one step, one day at a time.

By integrating these tips gradually, you will start to feel the positive effects of making happiness a habitual choice.

#Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #lada #mody #ChronicIllness #MentalHealth #MightyTogether

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Quick Tip Thursday: Avoid Beverage with Caffeine in the Afternoon and Evening

Drinking beverages containing caffeine in the afternoon and evening can disrupt sleep patterns and affect blood sugar, making it difficult for those with diabetes to get a good night's rest. For a better night’s sleep, try to avoid caffinated beverages in the afternoon and evening. Also, Aim for no more than 2-3 cups per day.

#Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #lada #mody #ChronicIllness #MightyTogether

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How do you talk to yourself?

Mindfulness isn't only meditation or sitting in silence. I actually never just sit and meditate. But I am constantly aware of the thoughts that fly around in my head. We can easily get caught up in talking to ourselves all day and forget how hurtful we are to ourselves. The more mindful you are of this activity the more you can change what you think. When you start saying positive things or express gratitude to yourself, you will actually train your brain and thought pattern to change. Has anyone noticed this?

Also, as a way to better share advice with you all, I make video responses to your mental health questions.

The last video I made was about what to do if you have trouble believing your feelings are valid. If this sounds relevant to you, you can check out the video here:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

Otherwise, if you have any questions about mental health, please post in my group and I will try to make a video response specifically for you.

~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

#MentalHealth #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Suicide #MightyTogether

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