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Automate your life.WLS and the self care it demands are but one facet of your life. Your self care can be looked at like breathing--something that is necessary to your life, but that you do without thinking, automatically. You don't stop breathing while you work, yet you don't take time to think about breathing either: Expand diaphragm, take in air, relax diaphragm, let air out, repeat.
The same principle can apply to your WLS lifestyle. Make it as automatic as possible. If you are fearful of forgetting the time and missing your meal or protein, use a timer or alarm of some kind. That leaves your brain free to do other things. Keep your water bottle in view and you will reach for it more often. Small adjustments can help incorporate your self care into your life. WLS is a part of your life, not your whole life.
Action for the day:Are there strategies you can apply to make living with WLS more automatic? Take some time today to make your WLS lifestyle easier to manage.
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