While today’s #dblogweek prompt is supposed to be about things that bring you down, I had to add something upbeat to temper it a little. (So, read through my post, then click on the “Don’t Bring Me Down” video. You’re welcome.)
I’m generally a positive person, and I do feel that if you harp on and always look to find the negative, you most definitely will find it. Every. Single. Time. By dwelling on the “bad,” you open yourself up to the self-fulfilling prophecy of seeing & experiencing everything in a negative way. It’s OK to think of what gets you down and recognize it’s existence…just don’t let it overwhelm or overtake you.
What gets me down? Here are the current top 3:
- Pain. The all-day-every-day pains that I have in my feet, knees, back, shoulder, neck. It’s the other “invisible” disease that I hide from people. I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me, so most of the time, I try not to let it show. There’s no point in mentioning it day-in-day-out, because talking won’t help it. I hope when I lose more weight, a lot of these pains will go away. I hope.
- Exhaustion. Sheer exhaustion from dealing with diabetes 24×7. Having that exhaustion keep me from doing something fun is the real pisser.
- Getting hijacked. When I am on a schedule, or have to be at a place at a certain time, and diabetes rears it’s ugly head with a mind-numbing low, and everything is thrown to heck in a hand-basket. Grrr. Especially when I need a clear head for a work meeting, and all I can do is quaff a juice box and hope I don’t sound like a crazy person on the conference call.
Those things will surely get me down, but, to put a positive spin on it….I get knocked down, but I get up again…..Oooo, another good song to listen to! (….just one of many ways how I distract myself from getting bogged down with the bad – fake it until you make it! 🙂 )