Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Stress Management

A dear friend of mine sent this to me and I thought it was well worth passing on. It is pretty clear cut and simple, but why are things like this so hard to remember? I guess that is called Life huh? We are all trying to figure out how to balance. We all know that stress does terrible things to our bodies, not to mention our lives... so we should try harder to figure it out. Maybe you have, I hope I am not the only one that struggles with stress every now and then?

Take care dear friends and thank you for all the help and reminders you have given me, when I am stressed out. You examples have helped.

A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and
"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.
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.   (www.StFrancisHospitals.org)


"If things go wrong, don't go with them."  ~Roger Babson

" Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it."  ~Mark Twain

"Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy"  ~Leo Buscaglia

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