A young lady confidently walked around the room while explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water.
Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, “Is this glass half empty or half full?”
Half Full? Half Empty?
She fooled them all, "How heavy is this glass of water?" she inquired with a smile. The answers called out ranged from 8 oz to 20 oz.
She replied, "The absolute weight does not 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 all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."
"As it is with the glass of water, you have to put your burdens down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we are refreshed, we can either find the solution to resolve or be able to carry on with the burden for a while longer.
Happy Earth Day!
So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night... Pick them up tomorrow.
Make mountains into molehills. Make large problems into smaller ones.