Let's have a little fun. Diabetes is serious stuff and we are all really treatment oriented and trying to improve our diets, exercise plans, and BGS. This is all very valid, but there is missing piece.
Our mental health contributes immensely to how we cope with stress and how our BGs respond to stress. Relaxation and guided imagery are ways to deal with stress. Relaxation techniques like this sometimes get bad press as not being reality based but, gee, when think about what our reality is, why would we not want a time out? When the stress gets too bad, I like to do is to take a mini-vacation in my mind. It doesn't cost me anything except a little time and I can go anywhere I want.
If you could be anywhere in the world this afternoon, where would it be? Would you be alone or with someone? What would you be doing? (OK, you romantic types may need to sensor this response in view of our "family friendly" website.) How would you spend your perfect afternoon?
When you are really stressed out over the complications and hardships in your life whether they are from diabetes, finances, relationships, or other losses, this is a fantasy you can create again in your own mind and a safe and pleasant place where you can seek a few moments of respite.
So where would you go?
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