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!
Submitted by Tina
Applying, applying, applying… Tell you when i will fully master it. Nice article.
Thank you very much. Very Important to Everyone.
Thank you. I will try and put the glass down.
That is a very good and motivational lesson. I’ll teach it to my students
Very nice stories thank u so much for giving this stuff
So beautifully explained. Loved it
Vy nice ‘n’ motivational story, I like this 1✌
It is a good one it teaches us ways in which we can keep control on our streesses
It was a good story
Thank you very much.
A life changing story
Nice one thanks so much so inspiring
Beautiful example on stress.
Fresh example I have ever heard.
Thank you very much…!!!!!
Thanks boz I am feel so stress this story help me to wk up
So impressive and effective
Great! Gonna remember this every time.
It is really a very good story
Nice one and inspirational,thanks.
nice one… no worries from now on
this is a really nice and simple story. i was in a relationship for about 11 months and my bf meant to be the whole world to me. but because of our complicated relationship we broke up and i was not ready. i was worried a lot and also cried a lot at the same time. after few days we started the relationship again coz i was depressed. but now we are not the same cute couple that we used to be. so now im preparing my self to put the glass down.
Very true !!
Good and inspired
It is great thing …. how much u take accordingly if ur body permit but more doesn’t require bcz there is stressful.
I really like this story.
Thank you for sharing !
So right 🙂
Good piece of work
Excellent it is true
Thank you so much for this!
This story is wonderful. It tells us that;
‘’though we have stresses, we should continue our activities
Without getting discouraged. If we take them serious, quitting
Our activities, we may have to face more problems.’’
This is really helping a lot. We are learning of different situations. Thank you for the effort.
Nice♡.I liked the example of the water glass.. is so true. Thx for the advice
Awesome.. a diffrent approach
It’s to short but it inspiring me a lot .thanks for sharing
So true, thanks for sharing.
Short but inspiring….
Really nice …… inspirable…
Very nice and inspirable..!! 🙂
Very true, thanks a lot…….
I’ve been holding a stress for more than 8 Years, which is for one particular reason. I think this story will help me disolve my stress. keeping praying.
Great story! I want to read these kind of stories. I am expecting more in future. Awesome.
This is the helpful story for me take care
Oh it’s so SPLENDID. I’ll apply this story in our life and spend a peaceful life.
It’s just going to work.. I know it will.
100% AGREED ……… the more u hold it the MORE it hurt but its not easy to let it go just like that … that why we need the weapon to fight …and the weapon is PRAYERS….
It sounds very simple but it actually isn’t that simple.. It’s not easy to get over happening with you… But I wish I could do it. Nice story though!
A very inspiring story which encourages you in building positive attitude.
It is really a nice story.
Nice nothing is yours.
That’s True, don’t let the stress consume our mind,
But The problem is, how can we just ignore it ???
I wish I can let it go easily…
By the way, it’s a nice inspirational story…