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# **** STRESS*****

### Monday, November 15, 2010

A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience,
Raised a glass of water and asked,
"How heavy is this glass of water?"

Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g.

The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter.
It depends on how long you try to 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."

He continued,
"And that's the way it is with stress management.
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."

"So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don't carry it home You can pick it up tomorrow."

"Whatever burdens you're carrying now,
Let them down for a moment if you can.
So, my friend, Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now. Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while."

Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

* Accept that some days you're the pigeon,
And some days you're the statue.

* Always keep your words soft and sweet,
Just in case you have to eat them.

* Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be
"Recalled" by their maker.

* If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

* If you lend someone \$20 and never see that person again,
It was probably worth it.

* It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to be kind to others.

* Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time,
Because then you won't have a leg to stand on.

* Nobody cares if you can't dance well.
Just get up and dance.

* When everything's coming your way,
You're in the wrong lane.

* Birthdays are good for you.
The more you have, the longer you live.

* You may be only one person in the world,
But you may also be the world to one person.

* We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

*A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery

On a detour.

Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today . . . I did.

• TEENY_BIKINI

3825 days ago
• JINJERLY
Excellent blog. I REALLY needed to hear your words this evening. I will keep that metaphor of the glass of water with me for a long time... and, to boot, I just had to laugh at some of the ways of dealing with stress!
3830 days ago
• CD6447544
Sweetie, this is a great blog with some wonderful advice
3831 days ago
• CD5496460
The line about the crayons was perfect for me to quote in a family email!
3831 days ago
• DIVAGLOW
Wonderful advice. Thanks for posting it.
3831 days ago
• PERKINSSISTERS
This was the best thing that happened to me today, sort of!
3831 days ago
• BORIQUANMAMI
Awesome advice thanks so much for sharing!

3832 days ago
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• CD6266064
Perfect! Thank you.
3832 days ago
• LITTLE_QUEEN
This is a great blog
3832 days ago
• BARBARAROSE54

3832 days ago
• AMYLOVESTZU
that is so true i worked a job for 24 years and the last 9 of them were the worst for me i am happy now being home with my family.. i got to retire at the age of 46 i had worked for 26 almost 27 years.. Your job is not worth the stress to you or your family..
3832 days ago