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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Dealing With Stress Management

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

And then he shared some 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.

* 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 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 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.

* The second mouse gets the cheese.

* 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.

" A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

2 comments:

Ajayprabhu said...

This story is wonderful and sum up in one word how we took things thats important it could be postive,could be negative.I read every night before sleeping "Khalil Jibran" as his writing shows and explain beautifully both side of life...And I like people who could see things from just a inche above from ground...If that story is your thought then I would say its really mesmerising,don't take me wrong...

AC Associates said...

I think how people look at situations and problems in their life is key. Being positive is hard sometimes, but it is much healthier. We shouldn't be so hard on ourselves or keep things bottled up or even keep burdens heavy on our minds all the time. Stress does damage...

Tell me more about Khalil Jibran.

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