The NAWLS Small Bite for June 10th is
Empathize with others who suffer, but take care of yourself.People may envy you now. They see you shrinking "effortlessly" while they struggle. Before, you were targeted for being oversized, now you are targeted for doing something about it.
When others look at you with envy, be sympathetic to their suffering, because you have been there. But don't entertain guilt or discount your effort with regard to WLS. Some people sabotage themselves when they feel their success is painful for others, but hurting yourself will not fix someone else. Learn to tolerate your success.
Action for the day:
Do you feel guilty or embarrassed about your success? In your journal, explore how it feels to be smaller when some of those around you are not.
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