Monday, June 29, 2015

Put the Glass Down!

I don't usually share non-technical stuff, but I am going to make an exception for the below story that was shared with me via email. It serves as a good reminder for all of us on how to deal with stress management :

"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"




Ps.Unfortunately, I couldn't find out who the original author of the story is in order to give him/her the credit for it. If you happen to know, please share it with the rest of us.

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