Thursday, April 06, 2006

" Simple but very useful piece of wisdom "
A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, 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."
In simple words, if you have a problem or anything that is eating into your peace, keep it aside for as much of time as you can afford to, and come back to it. You will be amazed at how quickly the issue becomes a non issue, in your second consideration. "So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of the day 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."

So, my friend, why not take a while to just simply RELAX.
Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now. Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while. Life is short. Enjoy it!

9 comments:

harry said...

exactly! this is worth a read! thanks!

btw a nice blog here :D

Asma said...

O!well exactly this really works.

clash said...

Life is short. Enjoy it! Aint it irocnical, when you talk about stress management? If all you need is to enjoy life, where will the stress come from?

Ps: Its a genuine question, that cropped up in my mind. Its never an attempt to snub your way of thinking. :)-

RaY-ZoR said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. By the way, this is some very useful piece of information. I think stress can be managed through time management. There should always be time for work, leisurely activity (reading, wathcing tv, etc, hobbies, exercising, sport), socializing, etc. Stress can be greatly reduced if one manages their time properly.

Champ - Love Hound said...

2 days I 've been tryin' to comment on your blog but it was not lettin' me before, don't know why though.

About your post, I wanna say that in every part of world today's life is full of stress, it's so important for everybody to 've some activities those can help to spend a stress-free life. *Smiles*

God bless you....

nadi said...

Peace in Allah's name...Lifts the burden...

bablu said...

"Life is short. Enjoy it!" - I more than agree with you...

Masd said...

thanks for posting such a nice post..very timely...for me..a little matter was bothering me

David said...

What causes stress? Anger? Hatred? Selfishness? Sometimes its impossible to let go of something stressful. Its not until the person deals with it, even if it means getting mad at God, that stress is relieved. God is big enough to take on any amount of anger we have. :o)

God bless and thanks for the post.