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A glass of water

18 Mar

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A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone thought she was going to ask the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she enquired:
“How heavy is this glass of water?”
All kinds of answers came from around the room.
She 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.”
She 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 and incapable of doing anything.”
It’s important to remember to let go of your stress. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night.
Remember to put the glass down.


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Pubblicato da su 18/03/2017 in Inglese in azione, read

 

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4 risposte a “A glass of water

  1. Diana

    18/03/2017 at 22:18

    The load gets heavier if you can’t share it with anyone.

     
    • Tony

      18/03/2017 at 23:47

      Indeed. The possibility of sharing your burdens is always a great advantage. 🙂

       
  2. Bernardino Orsini

    18/03/2017 at 18:21

    I agree with this advice by the psicologyst. Luckily, when i go to sleep in the night, I think of doing the right thing, and doing one thing at a time, i sleep soundly.

     
    • Tony

      18/03/2017 at 18:59

      Me too! I never have any problem going to sleep!

      N.B. “psychologist” and “when I go to sleep at night”.

       

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