Managing Stress




A lecturer explaining stress to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, "How heavy is this glass of water?"

Answers called out ranged from 3 oz to 1 pound.

The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter.  It depends on how long I 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."

She continued, "And that's the way it is with stress.  If you carry your burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, you 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 you're refreshed, you 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 again on Monday after a restful weekend.  Whatever burdens you're carrying now, find a way to put them down for an hour or two.  Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now.  Don't pick it up again until after you've rested and recovered for a while."

Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life:  get outdoors and take a walk, call a dear friend, go for a swim or jog or bike ride, take some kind of an exercise class, yoga, meditate, and especially massage. 


Massage is a concentrated dose of de-stressing,

total relaxation and recovery.


* Nobody cares if you can't dance well.  Just get up and dance.

* Take a break from the rat race.  The second mouse gets the cheese.

* Birthdays are good for you.  The more you have, the longer you live.

* You may only be one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

* Your Health is your greatest Wealth.


Massage is the Best Known Antidote for Stress.

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