stressSTRESS: Who doesn”t get stressed? We are only human. But we have to learn to manage this stress. I am certainly not one to judge people on how to handle stress because we all deal with problems in our own ways. I handle my stress by arguing with my husband. Our wedding vows did state: for better or worse. I should have added in there: for loud and argumentative. For whatever vow we did take, he knows that at the end of my rampage, it is not directed at him. I just had to let it out.

I came across this rationalization from an unknown author and found it very true.

A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked. “How heavy is this glass of water?” The answers called out ranged from 20 g to 500 g.

The lecturer replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long you hold it. If I best online casino hold it for a minute, that’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, 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. 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. So, before you return home tonight put the burden of work down. Don’t carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow”

“Whatever burdens you’re carrying now, set them down for a moment if you can. Don’t pick them up again until you’ve rested for a while.

Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

  • Accept that some day 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.
  • 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.

For more great ways of dealing with stress, read the full list from this unknown author at http://www.public.asu.edu/~cyndee74/stressmgtlecture.htm