BPS #0011: How Breaking Your Email Addiction Can Heal Your Back Pain…

What’s up guys. This is Robin Wakeham and welcome to The Back Pain Secrets Podcast. Today we’re going to talk about: How Breaking Your Email Addiction Can Heal Your Back Pain…

Yesterday I talked about Why It Is Important To Set Boundaries To Heal Your Back Pain. A friend of mine who listened to the podcast gave me some good feedback. He told me that it was easy for me to set boundaries who could afford an assistant, that I can send everyone to. But what do the rest of us do that can´t afford an assistant how wants to set up boundaries in our life?

It is a valid point and for this reason today I will talk about the number one thing you can do in your life to set boundaries for yourself and the people around you. So, the whole world does not have access to you 24/7. Implementing this “one thing” can significantly reduce your constant feeling of stress and back pain. But only if you implement it and stick to it.

Eight years ago, when I still could not afford an assistant a buddy of mine gave me a copy of the book “the four-hour work week” written by Tim Ferris. The book is a best seller and, in the book, Tim gives a lot of good advice on how to set boundaries for yourself and for the people around you.

The number one thing I got from this book that really help me reduce my stress level and back pain was to check my messages on my phone, email and social media only twice per day.  

The message I will read to you in a moment is straight from the book the four-hour work week. After listening to the message, my recommendation is that you go and implement this straight away. First you record this message as your voicemail message and then as your autoresponder message for incoming e-mails. Okay here it is:

You´ve reached the desk of Robin Wakeham.

I am currently checking and responding to voicemail and e-mail twice daily at 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Please leave a message and I will return it at the next of those two times. Be sure to leave your e-mail address, as I am often able to respond faster that way. Thank you for understanding this move to more efficiently and effectiveness. It helps me accomplish more to serve you better. Have a wonderful day.     

You should also put your cell phone on silent mode, turn of all notifications on your computer and stop checking Facebook and other social media platforms that your are plugged in to. Okay guys go and implement that right now and try it out strictly for 10 days it will literally change your life.

That´s all I had for today. Again, I don´t want to make these long. I want to keep them short

My goal is that if I can give you one little idea or just get your mind thinking about something different each day, then I feel like I´ve succeeded and that´s what my goal is. I appreciate you guys listening in and will try to keep giving you some good ideas.  And guys remember you´re just one step away from healing your Back Pain…

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Robin BackPainExpert

Physiotherapists & Back Pain Expert

Twenty years ago I was lucky to survive a serious hockey injury. In a sport where big men zoomaround on hard ice and solid wood sticks are slung furiously, a difficult back injury is what every player fears.
It took a long time for me to climb back to a normal life. But when I did, I was determined to spend the rest of his life helping back pain victims everywhere.
As a physiotherapist and back pain expert I have treated thousands of patients over 20 years, built a respected back pain clinic, created the site BackPainSecrets.Com and authored the book “Back Pain Secrets.”
Learn more about me here.