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Friday, March 01, 2013

A gal at work sent me this following illustration about stress. Very interesting. I deleted the ending that basically said what everyone always does... to drop the weight of stress as early in the evening as you can and then pick it up tomorrow.

To me this is the stress of stress... it doesn't go away, just looms to be picked up again the next morning. I did the stress challenge and found it very helpful, some great tips and ways to not just deal with my stress but to remove it, as possible.

I am a Christian and sometimes feel like the burden is so heavy to not be stressed. Isn't that weird? But I am learning that to deal with my stress in a healthy way, I want to turn the struggles over to God, breathe, exercise, pray and ask for help.

What do you think about this?

"A great lesson on Stress

A young lady confidently walked around the room while explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?'...

She fooled them all .... "How heavy is this glass of water?" she inquired with a smile.

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, that's not a problem.
If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.
If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.

In each case it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "and that's the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."

"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden - holding stress longer and better each time practiced."

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CM_GARDNER78 3/4/2013 9:33AM

    That is an AWESOME illustration!!! I never thought of it like that before! But, it is totally true!! I get stressed worrying about how much I stress! Double sin! Ha ha. Seriously I understand your struggle! I am in the same boat. THANK YOU for sharing this blog!! This was a great way to think about dealing with stress!! :-)

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