To help lower blood sugar, along with diet and exercise, in adults with type 2 diabetes who are not at goal with oral diabetes medications
Feeling flustered? These everyday tips will help you and your family find calm.
If you’re in an anxious situation, take deep breaths and repeat the mantra “Peace begins with me.” (Research shows it can trigger a relaxation response in your body.) As you say each word, tap your thumb on your index, middle, ring and pinky fingers, letting each word correspond to a different digit. Practice this regularly and use it as your go-to soothing tool.
To calm a frustrated kid, sit on the floor and face each other. Say the mantra aloud as you both tap your fingers together.
Jot down a few upbeat affirmations, such as “I am happy,” “I am loved,” “I am healthy”—or anything else you’re thankful for. Stick them on the fridge, in your car or on the bathroom mirror as a daily reminder of all the good in your life.
To get your kids involved, have them pick out an affirmation for the week—and perhaps create an art project based on it.
Sitting at the doctor’s office or standing in a long line at the store can be annoying enough to provoke a silent scream—unless you take control of the situation. Turn a time suck into a happier experience by listening to an audiobook or podcast, calling a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while or downloading a cool new app. Instead of letting your blood pressure rise, you’ll be relaxed and having fun.
Suggest that your children bring a book, draw or listen to their favorite music to make the time pass faster.
Cut or print out images that reflect what you want to happen in your life in the next six months to a year. Paste them on a piece of paper as a reminder of what you’re working toward. Every time you glance at it, you’ll focus on what you have to look forward to.
To turn this into a family project, have everyone create their own collage for display in a central area.
When there’s something you’re dreading (like an awkward conversation with your partner or a work presentation), picture a positive outcome. Take five minutes, close your eyes and stop yourself from dwelling on possible negatives by replacing them with uplifting images. Train yourself to do this whenever discouraging thoughts start to sneak in.
If your kids get upset while working on a school project or become angry because they can’t do something, talk them through it. Point out the parts of the project that they’ve already tackled or know how to do. Then have them visualize the happy outcome.
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