Stress is a part of our daily life. People have different coping mechanism. The only thing absolute about stress is… The longer you hold on to it, the greater the pain you’ll feel.
How to handle stress in different forms is crucial to our life. Furthermore, life can’t be enjoyed when we don’t learn how to adjust.
The Weight of the Glass
Once upon a time, a psychology professor walked around on a stage while teaching stress management principles to an auditorium filled with students.
As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the typical “glass half empty or glass half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, the professor asked, “How heavy is this glass of water I’m holding?”
Students shouted out answers ranging from eight ounces to a couple pounds.
She replied, “From my perspective, the absolute weight of this glass doesn’t matter. It all depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute or two, it’s fairly light. The fact is, If I hold it for an hour straight, its weight might make my arm ache a little.
If I hold it for a day straight, my arm will likely cramp up and feel completely numb and paralyzed, forcing me to drop the glass to the floor. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it feels to me.”
As the class shook their heads in agreement, she continued, “Your stresses and worries in life are very much like this glass of water.
Think about them for a while and nothing happens. In addition, Think about them a bit longer and you begin to ache a little. Think about them all day long, and you will feel completely numb and paralyzed – incapable of doing anything else until you drop them.”
How to Handle Stress
It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses and worries. No matter what happens during the day, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down.
Don’t carry them through the night and into the next day with you. If you still feel the weight of yesterday’s stress, it’s a strong sign that it’s time to put the glass down.
Simply enjoy every moment of your life. Stress i always there. Learn to let it go for a second and think of it in your free time.
Crowd yourself with things and people that can drown yourself from the stress of this world.
Finally, remember that stress can’t and thinking about it can’t solve the problem.
Allow yourself to rest and let your mind think the steps that you need to do.
If you think of them too much and you’ll only feel pain. It doesn’t give you any assurance that it could solve itself.
Let it go and let your body and mind rest for a second.