Managing Stress

Stress impacts each of our lives in so many different ways.  Often we are not even aware that we are being driven by a stressful situation.  One of the first things to do is to understand the Stress and then take steps to nullify its impact on our lives.  The article alludes to stress like a glass of water. If we hold a 10 ounce glass for  10 minutes no problem.  If we hold a 10 ounce glass of water for an hour our arm starts to get sore.  If we hold the glass for a day they will need to call the paramedics.

So it is with stress, eventually we will not be able to function if we do not get some relief.  The article suggests that you put it down occasionally and definitely not carry it  into the evening.  Put it down and if you need to pick it up tomorrowmorning.  However, when you start to understand the stress, each time you do this, you will pick up less of a burden


Managing Stress only comes after
Identifying the cause of the Stress
A young lady confidently walked around the room while explaining stress management to an audience; with a raised glass of water, and everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?'..... she fooled them all...
 "How heavy is this glass of water?" she inquired with a smile.  Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter.
It depends on how long I 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 we carry our burdens without setting them aside, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavier, we 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 we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden – because you have identified the stress, each time you put it down and pick it back up again, it will become easier with each session.  Regardless of your stress, don't carry it into the evening.  Put it down and if you have to, pick it back up tomorrow. You may also find that you do not have to pick up as much of your burden now that you have identified it and are working to better manage the stress. Whatever burdens you're carrying now, set them down for a moment. Relax and then pick them up later after you've rested. 
Life is short. Enjoy it and the now 'supposed' stress that you've set down or maybe conquered!"
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