papaya1972 51F
469 posts
4/14/2016 9:01 am
Put the glass down! :)

From a life coach-- but have seen similar other places too.
Just for share:

"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, upsets and anything that doesn’t feel good to you as early as you can.

Put all your burdens down.

Don’t carry them throughout your day or even an hour or more than the few moments it takes to notice that you are feeling in a way you don’t want.

Remember to put the glass down!

woaini1947 60M
3973 posts
4/14/2016 3:51 pm

The emphasis should always be on solving a problem or finding a way to avoid the a reoccurrence. Worrying solves nothing and creates anxiety and depression.

beyondfantasy3 112M
4740 posts
4/14/2016 5:26 pm

All good points

1ClassyLady 68F  
3237 posts
4/14/2016 6:43 pm

Thanks for sharing this episode.

Honesty is the best policy.

hotelmikel 70M
533 posts
4/15/2016 8:46 am

don't worry ,,, be happy ,,,,
grooving on a sunny afternoon