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 down. Don't carry it
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
* 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.
* Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die
in the middle of it.
* 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
* 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
serve as a warning to others.
* Never buy a car you can't push.
* 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
* Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird,
* The second mouse gets the cheese.
* When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong
* Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer
* You may be only one person in the world, but you may also
be the world to one person.
* Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.
* 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
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