A wise old psychology professor was teaching his students about stress and stress management. To make a point, he raised a glass of water. Naturally, everyone expected they'd be asked the "half empty or half full" question. Instead, with a smile on his face, he inquired: "How heavy is this glass of water?"
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
He 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."
He 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.
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