Today, I would like to share something that came across my News Feed today. This spoke to me, as I deal with worry and stress every single day. I hope it helps you too!
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 ask...ed the "half empty or half full" question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she enquired: "How heavy is this glass of water?"
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."
Remember to put the glass down.
And finally, some pictures and some inspiration!