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I saw this on FB....

A psychologist walked around a room 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." She continued, "The stresses 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’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:39 AM
Replies (11-17):
mrswillie
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 6:37 PM

true

mp3mom
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Love it!

cleanaturalady
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Great analogy. 

copperswifey
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Great way to think about how stress can affect you. Great post. Thanks for sharing :)

Krysden
by Platinum Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 8:30 PM

great point

bhwrn1
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 5:44 AM

Thanks for sharing!

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Feb. 15, 2013 at 6:33 AM
Love this! Thanks for sharing!
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