Good points about stress



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 8oz. To 20oz.

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/life 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. Relax; pick them up later after you've rested.

Life is short.. Enjoy!'

And then he shared some ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

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

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

3 * Always read stuff that will make you look
good if you die in the middle of it.

4 * Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker.

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

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

7 * It may be that your sole purpose in life is
simply to serve as a warning to others.

8 * Never buy a car you can't push.

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

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

11 *Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

12 *The second mouse gets the cheese.

13 *When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

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

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

16 *Some mistakes are too much fun to only
make once.

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


18 *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 ! ! ! * *

Comments

  1. Inspirational! And, it helps me to feel less guilty about having fun so soon after my love's passing. I must put down the glass every once in a while. And #2 and #5 are both very wise words to live by

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  2. Chris
    You are entitled to fun and love. I am sure Kim would want you to be happy. I hope you have a great day and look forward to seeing you soon

    Chad

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