View Full Version : This made me feel better..

07-31-2013, 04:38 PM
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.

07-31-2013, 06:38 PM
Very good analagy. That really seems to be true in most cases. Sounds like it was an interesting class.

08-03-2013, 04:11 AM
I think I need to put the glass down been a long stressful weak

08-04-2013, 05:08 PM
WOW! LOVE this thread siege! WONDERFULLY put and so TRUE when you think about lifes stresses and WHAT they DO to US AND our HEALTH!!!!!! THANK YOU!!