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Diet Water

Friday, July 26, 2013

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."

Remember to put the glass down.

And smile.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JPUMA62 7/31/2013 8:52PM

    The dangling tootsie roll had me rolling on the floor laughing, Thanks for the entertainment!

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/28/2013 4:49PM

    Very good. Thanks.

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SPOONGIRLDEB 7/28/2013 9:09AM

    Great blog! So true...but so hard to let go of all that stress LOL.

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GWTRIKER 7/27/2013 6:52PM

    Thanks for the reminder.

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BIGPAWSUP 7/27/2013 3:10PM

    I agree but it is harder to put down the stress. Hope yours finds a new roost.

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/27/2013 2:39PM

    May we find freedom from the burdens of the past.

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SARAHTAIT 7/27/2013 11:46AM

    Love the Diet water! He he!

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HOLLYM48 7/27/2013 10:49AM

    Great, love that analogy! emoticon

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GABY1948 7/27/2013 10:33AM


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2BDYNAMIC 7/27/2013 10:31AM

    Good analogy for sure! emoticon and this 'cinches' it .......... Today I will not hold the glass OR drink the water!! ........... emoticon (just kiddin!) ... lol
(Oh--Today Spark Coach talked abt how stress can slow down or stop weight loss!) ........... emoticon

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MSLZZY 7/27/2013 8:02AM


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KELLIEBEAN 7/27/2013 7:38AM

    I like that analogy. Thanks for putting that out there.

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DARLY55 7/27/2013 6:24AM

    I like the teacher's method! Stress and water, both held too long will make you burst!

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NELLJONES 7/27/2013 5:31AM

    I think it has more to do with making a decision. Some people agonize as a substitute for making a decision. You make a decision and move on. Some people will obsess about a problem for 55 minutes, take 5 minutes to act on that decision, and tell everyone that it was a one hour job, because that's how it feels.

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FLEMIDG 7/27/2013 12:55AM

    So true. Thanks for sharing.

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WANTABUNCH 7/27/2013 12:11AM

    Great analogy - thank you for sharing!

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MSGO72 7/27/2013 12:02AM


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MATTEROFHEART 7/26/2013 11:05PM

    Great concept! Thanks for sharing!

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