"I was tired of hearing my harshest critic, the little voice in my head, so I became more kind to myself." -Member of DiabetesTeam
You may judge yourself and others every day without realizing it. Like many members of DiabetesTeam living with diabetes, you may judge yourself when you look in the mirror, when you struggle to stabilize your blood sugar, or when you falter with an everyday task. The problem is when you let these internal judgments shape your belief in yourself.
Here are recent conversations from members on DiabetesTeam:
"I'm grateful to still be here. For loved ones and just be...living is the hard part. Every day that you put one foot in front of the other and complete, makes you a champion at the end of each day."
"I will move through this day in a positive way."
"Thank you so much for all the incredible advice and uplifting comments. I feel so much stronger with you all standing together in the highs and lows of blood sugar!"
Experts in mindfulness and self-care recommend pausing a moment when you find you're judging yourself. Be aware of these judgments. Ask yourself where they're coming from. Use the moment to be gentle and compassionate with yourself.
Do you recall a time when you were particularly harsh or critical of yourself? What are you doing to show yourself more kindness in those moments? Share that moment in the comments below or directly on DiabetesTeam.