Sunday 7 April 2013


A psychologist walked around a room for an hour while teaching stress management to an audience.
As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full’’ question. Instead with a smile on her face, she inquired: ‘How heavy is this glass of water?’

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz. She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

The stress and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”

It is important to remember to let go of your stress. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Try not to carry them through the evening and into the night or the next day as Stress typically describes a negative condition that can have an impact on your mental and physical well-being. Always remember not to carry your burden to the next day so you are not weighed down.

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