How to handle Stress

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Very true.

Author -Carole Parkes

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?”

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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…

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5 thoughts on “How to handle Stress

    Christy Birmingham said:
    January 11, 2015 at 1:40 am

    Wise words and glad you shared it so that I saw it here, Jo!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 11, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      Thanks Christy! It actually made me drop a couple of unneeded weighty things just as soon as I read it. X

      Liked by 1 person

    dr sweetyshinde said:
    January 11, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Wow! Stress is the modern serial killer. We need such sparkling stories to remember that onus is on us to ignore or nurture stress.

    Liked by 1 person

      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 11, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      We really do! Stress makes us old and sad when we don’t really need to be. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    natasha said:
    January 11, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    So true thanks for the post

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