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2024: Do more of what’s already working

Do more of what’s already working for you. – Salil Jha

Thanks for reading, whether you are new to our blog or have been following us over the last 5 years (yes 5 years!). We are solution-focused diabetes care and education specialists who are passionate about doing diabetes care and education differently. Too much of life is spent focusing on problems. Instead, we believe in turning attention to possibilities, opportunities, and a fresh vision for the future. We see the benefit in stepping alongside our clients as “think partners” to focus on what’s important to them, what’s already going well, and build upon that to reach their goals so that they may live life to the fullest. We invite you to join us in doing the same!

Our Goal in 2024

Our goal this year is to provide more fresh points of view to guide and support healthcare professionals in implementing a solution-focused approach to practice so clients can embrace possibilities, opportunities, and a fresh vision for the future. 

New Year’s Solutions (Instead of Resolutions)

The beginning of a new year typically sparks the conversation around what am I going to do better or do differently this year…with many arriving at New Year’s Resolutions. New year’s resolutions often focus on  “stopping” doing certain things and starting to make changes. What if, instead of making New Year’s Resolutions – which require change and “fixing” problems  –  you focus instead on making New Year’s Solutions? One way to identify solutions is to focus on things that have gone well in the past, and pinpoint how you can do more of that (rather than trying to change). 

Fill an empty jar

To put this into practice throughout 2024, start the year with an empty jar.  Each week add a note to it with a good thing that happened…something that went well.  Whether you call it a message jar, happiness jar, or don’t call it anything at all, on next New Year’s Eve empty the jar and read about the amazing year you had. Not only does this simple practice allow you to identify and build upon things that are working in the present, at year’s end you can then reflect on how you can continue to do more of what works.

So as we look with excitement to 2024, join us in making New Year’s Solutions and doing more of the things that you do well!

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Deb is employed by Dexcom, but her words and opinions in this blog are her own.

Tami is employed by the University of Kentucky HealthCare Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center, but her words and opinions in this blog are her own.