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Stress Management

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This came in to me this morning, and I thought that it was well worth sharing.

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. Life is short. Enjoy it!"

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


*Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

*Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their


*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 dance.

*Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

*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 to some people, but to one person, you may be the world.

*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 box.

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

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... And you say that I have a strange sense of humour?? :unsure::wacko:

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It's so true, Jim...so true!

The world is so busy and rush, rush rush, it's often difficult to find time for the person within.

We need the busy times...but, we also need the quiet times... :)

Thank you for sharing. :)

Lizzie :)

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Cool message Jim!

makes ya sit and think for a bit <_<

Right... that's enough of that... time to get out and ride... :wacko: ...I see a break in the clouds comin' my way B)

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Great message Jim

Love the one liners. I could have done with advice like that in my late 40's early 50's when I was

going through a mid life crisis.

The problem I had was finding the time to do anything about it.


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