Handling Stress? Here’s Some Stress Management Food For Thought:

by Jayne Kopp on July 2, 2010

A lecturer, when talking to an audience about Stess Management,
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 if need be, but it may seem easier.”

So, before you retire tonight, put the burden down.
Don’t hold on to it all night long, if you must, you can pick it up tomorrow.

Whatever burdens you’re carrying now, let them down for a moment when you can.”

So, my friend, put down anything that may be a burden to you right now & only pick it up again (if you must) after you’ve rested a while.

Here are some great ways of dealing with life’s burdens & some stress management tips:

* 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 be kind to others.

* 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 when you can!.

* 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.

* Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.
***try to only make the ones that don’t hurt!

* 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.

Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today. I did.

I hope you enjoyed this stress management post. Next time you’re feeling burdened, always view the glass of water as half full, but still remember to put it down between every sip!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Kim February 17, 2012 at 7:09 am

I love this one “So, before you retire tonight, put the burden down.
Don’t hold on to it all night long, if you must, you can pick it up tomorrow.” If there are some issues that can be resolve tomorrow then don’t burdened yourself by solving all issue in one day. Give yourself time to breath.


Oahu Handyman Blog April 2, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Yeah – keep on trying to get better at it – Hardwork and dedication makes sense – :)


Neil July 10, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Hi Jayne,

I love “The second mouse gets the cheese”. I found you via Ana Hoffman (who I also found today LOL).

A few months ago I started a website about newbies helping newbies, and was trying to document how to get started step by step, but got overwhelmed trying to do it, and document it at the same time.

I have been toying with the idea that since there is a lot of information, and some great people already out there, why not just promote other peoples stuff, and link to them.

Not a great business plan LOL, but it would certainly help noobs to not have to wade through all the garbage that I’m sure you did and I KNOW I did.

I would like to link to your site, if that’s OK.




Jayne Kopp July 10, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Hi thanks Neil for the comment. Ana Hoffman is Awesome and genuinely helpful. I know what you mean about the collecting and sharing of information. I would be pleased to have you link to my site. thanks for looking!


Justin Jefferies July 8, 2010 at 4:15 am

It only goes to show where there’s will there’s a way. Keep on trying. – My one regret in life is that I am not someone else. – Woody Allen Born 1935


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