Taking Notes And Writing Things Down!

I’m a BIG notetaker and a fan of “writing it down,” so to speak. A collector of filled notebooks that I’ve carried with me and relied on over the years. Notebooks I’ve used daily since the early 2000s — for both personal and professional reasons. Writing the date on the top of each page, then filling up the pages with notes. Notes for work; notes about my health, questions to ask my Endo, (and my doctor’s answers to my questions), shopping lists, medication lists, directions, and notes to inspire me. I’ve taken notes on the fly that aren’t important now but were at the time. I also keep a spare notebook in my glove compartment so I can take notes even when I don’t have THE NOTEBOOK.

I also utilized the “NOTES” section and send myself texts regarding things I don’t want to forget, or ideas for future topics to write about it.

Why are notebooks important for living with diabetes?

Why am I writing about notebooks, note-taking, and their electronic counterparts?

What do all of the above have to do with living with diabetes? LOTS.

Taking a list of questions helps us at doctor’s appointment, we know that. Making a healthy shopping list actually helps us stick to buying and eating healthy foods. Not to mention it saves us money!

The physical act of writing things down helps us to remember, to act, and to reach our goals – diabetes or not. And some studies show that we retain more knowledge when we physically write notes, then when we take notes via our computers. Writing things down is good for our memories and our diabetes.
A “Diabetes Gratitude List” helps keeps things in perspective. Taking notes helps us to focus (and remember) the important stuff in our lives…and our lives with diabetes.

And journaling about our diabetes – is also good for our mental and our physical health!

So grab a notebook and a pen and start writing!

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