I cringe at the word because it means change!
No one likes change!
The change of a cereal brand, a minister in your church pulpit, bylaws of our schools or club events. Change of political leadership, room color, or job change. Changing of your body as is goes through; sickness, pregnancy, ageing, or recovery.
While there is this underlying excitement with change — FEAR can stand in the way. This fear making your way through change hard.
Fear of the unknown
Fear of failure
Fear of success
Fear of not being good enough
Fear of the worst thing that could happen
Fear of not being in control
Fear of not quickly grasping a new concept
Fear of losing “yourself” along the way
Fear of not being efficient enough and wasting your time
Fear of losing friends or family’s friendship or love
Fear of what people will say
Fear of what people will think
Fear of being frozen in fear!
I wish there was this fear eraser that I could pickup to erase the fear from my life.
Rise up and meet your change that is standing in front of you. Push aside procrastination and avoidance and tackle your CHANGE!
After 1 year of my daughter being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes we are switching right now onto a pump.
She is currently on MDI (multiple daily injections) which is great flexibly for her because she doesn’t have to eat a set amount of food per meal. (Hello! She just turned 4!)
But MDI’s do result in her having to receive approximately 5 needles a day. The needles are about 4mm in length (the smallest you can go) but still, kinda sucks right?!
Bring in the Insulin Pump!
Literally a little machine that you can stick in your pocket or in my daughter’s case wear in a comfy belt around the waist. Attached to the pump is a small clear tubing that runs into your inset. Kinda like a tiny little IV that you have to insert into your fatty tissue and route around your body every 3 days. Sounds not fun right?!
Remember though before she was getting 5 needles a day.
The insulin pump can also act and intimidate the body’s pancreas better than the MDI’s giving her a little doses of insulin, every hour and giving us the ability to modify the insulin that she is getting down to the .05 of a measurement where on MDI we could only start at .50 — HUGE difference in a little girl.
So this is a GREAT CHANGE for her and I can spell out the benefits.
I want to keep the comfort of the old system
I want to keep preparing food the way that I know
This change is pushing me too far out of my comfort zone
This change is pulling at my time and attention causing me to cut things from my schedule right now
–I feel like I don’t know enough to do this
–I feel like I don’t have enough resources of time or money to start this
–I feel like I’m not learning this new thing fast enough
–I feel like I’m not taking enough time to do this perfectly
–I feel like there are more qualified people out there that should be doing this – NOT me
Does this sound familiar to you right now? Are you at the start of change? Are you floundering in the middle of change?
If you are — one thing I want you to do right now — write down your why.
Grab a piece of paper or open Google docs and write it down. Why are you doing this__________?
It doesn’t have to be pretty, but literally write out WHY you are starting or in the middle of the change that you are in.
Don’t go for the fluffy answers either. Go right for the guts, right for the heart of WHY you are trying to start or finish the change that is ahead of you.
As you are doing this…I will be to! Take heart changers! There is a reason to WHY you are uncomfortable and making a change!
By: Sharon Schuler
PS. We are literally changing my daughter over to her pump tomorrow! AH! Has me freaking out though I know it will be good! CHANGE! (sigh)