Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    NANHBH   237,318
200,000-249,999 SparkPoints

How heavy is it?

Saturday, July 27, 2013

This was a great lesson I read on Facebook...

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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
1HOTMAMA2BE 7/29/2013 9:37AM

    Been there. Done that. Never again. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LUCKYDOGFARM 7/28/2013 12:42AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
JOYINKY 7/27/2013 6:32PM

    How true!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RUNNERRACHEL 7/27/2013 6:31PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
GK1963 7/27/2013 4:04PM

    good advice

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.