Why Are We So Lousy at Self-Care?

By M-Power

I hurt my back. No, not a big deal and not something new. It happens and contrary to what my wife says, it has nothing to do with the fact that my twin sister has a birthday coming soon. Nothing at all! Now, I know what I should do when this happens. I know it! And yet, I found myself putting it off. When things got a little worse I broke down and said, “I am just going to take 15 minutes and do the icing and stretching.” It was transformational. Even magical. Things started getting checked off my list as I was focused and able to move easier. Upon reflection I was asking myself why I hadn’t done this sooner. You see, by taking the 15 minutes I was able to be more focused, more productive and more engaged with those around me. By not having my body sending…

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