I got this great email the other day that I thought was so fabulous I wanted to share it with you.
A lecturer was explaining stress management to his audience. He raised a glass of water and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called out ranged between 20g and 500g.
He replied,” The absolute weight of the glass doesn’t matter. It depends on how long you try to hold the glass.”
If you hold it for one minute, that’s not a problem.
If you hold it for an hour, your arm might ache a little.
If you hold it for a whole day, you will have to go to the hospital.
In each case, it is the same weight, but the longer you hold it, the heavier it becomes.
And that is how STRESS affects your body. It accumulates over time.
If we carry our burdens around all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy; we won’t be able to carry on.
And that is how we get sick and dis-ease happens in our body. It is our bodies signal to stop and check out what is going on.
As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again.
When we are refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.
So what are you carrying around with you that is a burden and causing stress and tension in your life?
When you have identified some things, I invite you to take a break.
Put down the things you have no control over. A lot of times, just taking the break will make room for new possibilities and new ways of looking at the issue.