Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Life...

A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, "How heavy is this glass of water?" Answers 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.

7 comments:

Niyi said...

True...great advice.

How are you doing? I hope your week is going well.

Kafo said...

Hmmmm

I like

i've heard this before but i really needed to hear it today

thanks

Anonymous said...

You're so right. Right now, my stress level is off the charts. Thanks for the advice.

BTW...did you ever finish that story?

--Bola

Believer said...

Thanks, really need this

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

Rights, allied, you think this is a way to throw us off the scent of the storyyy..Yes you, burden gini, bia of you dont finish the story eeh..lolol..

got me thinking, nice post as usual.

Anonymous said...

Needed to read this today...
I have a problem though. I try to unwind and relax when I get home, but I get home so late that by the time I manage to relax, it's morning - and another stress-filled day has begun... any advice for me?

rethots said...

...and i brought home office work during this break. Can you imagine?