Last summer my son, who was ten at the time, was completely disgusted with his teen-age cousins who spent all their time sitting on the couch “talking and texting.” He still can’t relate to this adolescent past-time, but I’m sure he will soon enough. By the way, these kids were sitting next to each other, texting each other.
I started thinking about how we sometimes bury ourselves in something – whether it’s texting, or playing X-Box, Facebook, work, or something else. Some people even spend most of their time thinking about diabetes. I think it’s healthy to come up for air, regardless of what it is we’re doing, and branch out a little.
If we are hyper-focused on diabetes, we can lose track of the other things we love in life. I think I recently hit a patch of too much diabetes, because I have kind of checked out on diabetes social media for the last week or so. And it’s been a nice break. Part of that was caused by feeling overwhelmed with other parts of my life, and it’s good to know that I can cut myself a little slack when that happens.
And it doesn’t help that it’s nine thousand degrees out!! I hope you are finding ways to stay cool, and taking time for yourself so far this summer.