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By Carrie Jones
I wake up from my night job about 6:30
every morning to start my day (I renamed
"sleeping" to "night job" a few years
ago when sleeping started to feel more
like work). I don't just pop out of bed,
though. I lie there for at least 10 minutes
while I give myself a small pep talk: "You
can do this; just put one foot in front
of the other. On the count of three …
go!" A minute goes by. "Seriously, this
time on the count of three … go!"
"With massage, I
have an hour where
pain is not my focus."