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When we think about T1D, our thoughts usually go to the negative. But, have you ever considered what type 1 diabetes (T1D) has brought to your life that you are grateful for?
Research shows that gratitude increases happiness and reduces stress and depression – which can help everyone with T1D. We focus so much on the challenges of living with T1D that often we don’t even notice the positives that can come from it.
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In this episode, we talk about how practicing gratitude can help you create a sense of balance and peace with type 1 diabetes. Finding gratitude with T1D does not mean ignoring the challenges. It means seeing that diabetes comes with positives and negatives and that these things can exist at the same time.
I am going to guide you through a 4-step process to help you find gratitude in your life with T1D.
Step #1: Be open to the possibility there are things about T1D you can be grateful for.
Step #2: Be intentional about looking for things to be grateful for.
Step #3: Be specific about what you are grateful for. Find something that happened today, no matter how insignificant it may seem.
Step #4: Keep a T1D gratitude journal that you can refer back to.
Check out this blog post for more tips on finding gratitude with T1D.