The word ‘hectic’ is probably an adequate summary of my last few weeks. I’m at the tail end of my Masters degree, which means attending placement full-time amongst a pile of assignments while keeping an eye out on the job market. Not to mention all the other things outside of study! Maybe that’s why I wasn’t surprised when I came to the realisation that my diabetes care has fallen behind. Continue reading “Climbing out of a rut”
Now that 2014 is well underway, it’s time to re-evaluate my goals and set this year to be better than ever. Typically, I just reflect on these and never write them down. But this year, I am determined to stick to these goals by focusing on the biggest influencers in my life and using the SMART principle. This means making sure my goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time based. Sharing my goals will also give me greater motivation for sticking to them, so here goes nothing!
As part of Diabetes Awareness Month, the American Recall Centre have been collecting advice and tips on living with diabetes from other bloggers. I was lucky enough to be approached for my two cents worth and my advice was (and still is) to ‘Be kind to yourself; take time for yourself to avoid burnouts’. Check out their blog post and what they have gathered so far here. My little tip is based on personal experience and I also think it’s something that many people can relate to. In hindsight, I wished someone had given me this nifty piece of advice in my early years of diagnosis. Continue reading “Avoiding Burnouts”