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Let go of your Stresses!

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.”

It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!

Author Unknown
Submitted by Tina

{ 134 comments… add one }
  • Jatin March 3, 2014, 2:45 am

    Let go of your Stresses! Really Inspirational story!!! Great.

  • Ramya February 23, 2014, 1:33 am

    Nice

  • Nazrul Ali Haider January 27, 2014, 4:43 pm

    Great. I liked it.

  • Angelita bolambot January 22, 2014, 1:22 am

    It’s a great story, really love it.. Thnx for sharing.. <3

  • Ranjith January 17, 2014, 7:40 am

    I made peace with myself after reading this. Feels Good, now, I am a bit relieved.

  • Bala Murali January 2, 2014, 1:01 pm

    Nice story. This story is saying what I am doing. Lots of information and lots of inspiration. Thanks so much.

  • Priya December 26, 2013, 4:18 am

    I love this story. I’m feeling good 🙂

  • Thirumangai December 25, 2013, 1:06 am

    It really fills my heart and mind.

  • Shiep lohar December 17, 2013, 11:49 pm

    Very touchy story…

  • Christy November 16, 2013, 11:26 am

    It’s really significant to follow in our life.

  • Manu November 5, 2013, 1:20 am

    It’s true & motivated my mind in correct path.

  • Abdul Irfan October 8, 2013, 7:36 am

    It’s really helpful to lead a happy life.

  • Samvedna Puri October 6, 2013, 9:38 am

    Trying to follow….

  • Anuj Sharma September 23, 2013, 5:45 pm

    Such a nice motivation thank u sir…

  • Richa September 22, 2013, 5:04 pm

    Very nice message, will try to implement…

  • Gupta Kamal Alg September 19, 2013, 6:21 am

    Stress is everywhere but finish like them as food.

  • Paranthaman.R September 11, 2013, 11:32 pm

    Really it is a super story of my life. I too have many burdens in my life. Just after reading the story I break down them. It’s a life story for me. Very very fantastic.

  • Sumit September 10, 2013, 4:49 am

    Awesome…

  • Keshav August 19, 2013, 11:57 pm

    Awesome, short story.

  • Abyb August 9, 2013, 5:01 pm

    Wow! It’ll really help me to rid of my worries…thanks to the publisher.

  • Raghu July 17, 2013, 2:15 am

    Very inspiring.

  • Mohit Saxena July 12, 2013, 1:18 am

    It’s true but I have a question, I can let go of my stresses but if I am looking at someone who is suffering from this situation, he/she doesn’t want to leave this situation and he/she can’t. So what do I need to do for him/her, how can I break his/her concentrate from their stresses??

  • Jitu July 5, 2013, 1:57 am

    This story is great and taught me a lesson of making the burden less and less.

  • Vinay June 30, 2013, 6:06 am

    True….

  • Kebrina Richardson June 25, 2013, 9:12 pm

    Soooooooooooooooo very true I love all of these quotes.

  • Priya Darshini June 15, 2013, 10:34 am

    It is a good one especially for me.. I will have to try to implementing it.. because it’s very difficult for me to leave the stress like a glass of water..

  • Veda June 13, 2013, 3:26 am

    Nice one

  • Devaraj May 23, 2013, 7:31 am

    It’s a short and sweet thought which I carried forward to my students. Thank u.

  • Anju May 17, 2013, 2:14 am

    Very Nice.. Thanx for sharing..

  • Ravi Jogai May 3, 2013, 4:55 am

    Great…….

  • Ajay Singh Chandel April 21, 2013, 2:08 am

    It’s great…it will help lots of people…great work.

  • Gopal April 18, 2013, 10:16 am

    Marvelous

  • Portia April 16, 2013, 4:14 am

    Nice one….never allow worries and stress hunt u down.

  • Sandip April 10, 2013, 10:37 am

    Loved this story. It’s true, don’t let stress heavier upon you.

  • Abhinav ksyap April 7, 2013, 10:12 pm

    Great one..

  • Urvashi April 1, 2013, 12:19 pm

    Easily she taught, let stresses go.. nice.

  • Saran March 25, 2013, 5:15 am

    Ya, it’s a valid thought provoking idea. We need to forget all the things which make us feel worried or give us stress. Just be cool man….

  • Manish Sharma March 23, 2013, 9:28 am

    Impressive and true thought.

  • Grace March 21, 2013, 4:54 am

    Nice one, thank you for sharing this story.

  • Archana March 21, 2013, 3:06 am

    A very good tip to make life light.

  • Iamwhoiam March 21, 2013, 1:35 am

    A very eye opening story….

  • Shilpa March 20, 2013, 7:41 pm

    Heart touching..very effective.. Thank you.

  • Esther March 18, 2013, 6:53 am

    Wow!!! Right. Very right. Absolutely right. What should I say…thank you a lot.

  • Santosh March 10, 2013, 10:15 pm

    Good one

  • Amit Dhara March 10, 2013, 5:52 am

    Great moral …

  • May ann Cabais March 9, 2013, 9:20 am

    Nice one..can relate, I’m so glad I’ve read it. Thank you!

  • Radheshyam Gangave March 9, 2013, 9:06 am

    Nice one 😀

  • Sandy March 9, 2013, 1:58 am

    Very nice lesson.

  • Aditya March 8, 2013, 3:20 pm

    The story given is extremely good, it is short but has a very good meaning in it.

  • Jay March 8, 2013, 6:39 am

    Good one.

  • Rajesh March 7, 2013, 12:03 pm

    It really makes me cool… nice one… I feel like I am happy now.

  • Jhe March 4, 2013, 11:26 am

    Pretty nice.

  • Vibha March 4, 2013, 6:01 am

    Time management for stress! Only a second for stress is good.

  • Ezekiel mudi March 1, 2013, 3:29 pm

    Hmmmm! Very nice! Creativity of a high calibre.

  • Hiwot March 1, 2013, 2:58 am

    Pointing directly towards me …. love it!!

  • Noeme D. Catayas March 1, 2013, 2:34 am

    A very nice reminder. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Nirmesh March 1, 2013, 2:13 am

    This is really a very good article. Thanks to author & publisher of this story. This story is good for everyone

  • Nelson Malicdem February 28, 2013, 8:23 pm

    Wow! Thanks to the author and to the one who submitted this article. I am experiencing a challenge, as I read this it gives me peace. What exactly is on the article is what I am doing. My burden actually paralyzing me without knowing it. I should put down the glass of water that I’m holding. Thank you so much. God bless you!

  • Chiboy February 28, 2013, 7:36 pm

    You spoke to me, thanks.

  • Mosopefoluwa February 28, 2013, 10:15 am

    Thanks for this motivation

  • Neha February 28, 2013, 7:25 am

    It’s so simple but yet so difficult to implement. What I learned from this story we can introspect n re-introspect our own lives to bring that change from within.

  • Chandrashekhar vishwakarma February 28, 2013, 7:21 am

    It’s really important to
    remember to let go of
    your stresses.
    Thanks !!!

  • Robik February 28, 2013, 6:33 am

    Enjoy the peace.

  • Maaz shaikh February 28, 2013, 5:46 am

    It is a great story.

  • Anoj Agarwala February 28, 2013, 5:12 am

    Superb

  • TY February 28, 2013, 4:55 am

    Encouraging

  • Ernest Nana Appiah February 28, 2013, 4:24 am

    This is indeed food for thought

  • Anuradha Jyasekara. Monaragala February 28, 2013, 1:31 am

    Short but sweet!
    Short but Valuable!

  • Anamika February 27, 2013, 10:58 pm

    Thanks a lot…

  • Jhen February 27, 2013, 10:17 pm

    Thank you for sharing..:-)

  • Dr. Pankaj Aneja February 27, 2013, 8:43 pm

    Great….!!

  • Arpeeta February 27, 2013, 1:40 pm

    Very Nice…

  • Rohan Ghige February 27, 2013, 11:53 am

    So simple but so true…

  • Aye Chan Aung February 27, 2013, 11:37 am

    Really a good story:-) thanks:-) It has clearly taught me how to deal with stresses 🙂

  • Dr. Pamplona February 27, 2013, 11:17 am

    Nice one

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