Setting Goals Helps You Take Charge of Diabetes: Diabetes can turn your life upside-down. Suddenly, there’s a lot more to do. Taking care of diabetes is a whole new thing to fit in to your daily life. All the changes can be too much. But don’t give up! Change is all about working toward a goal. And to reach your goal, you need a plan.
If you’re ready to plan for change, choose a goal and then answer these questions. Your plan will help you reach your goal, step by step.
What’s hard for me? What do I want to change? What’s my goal? Example: I want to lose weight.
Why do I want to make this change? Example: I’m unhappy with the way I look and feel.
Why haven’t I made this change before? Example: I didn’t take the time to go to an exercise class or a gym.
How can I work around these problems? Example: I can think of a way to exercise that’s low-cost or free and doesn’t take a lot of time.
Here’s my plan (what I’ll do and when I’ll do it): Example: I’ll go for a walk 3 mornings a week for half an hour.
Here’s what I need to get ready: Example: I need walking shoes that fit well.
What might get in the way of making this change? Example: In bad weather, I won’t want to walk outside. I can walk inside instead.