Remember to put the glass down.

8 Feb 2014

This is an article from Sajeev Nair's Facebook page that a Moodscope member thought might be of interest to other members. Something to think about...

A Psychologist walked around a room while teaching Stress Management to an audience.

As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "Half empty or Half full" question.

Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired:

"How heavy is this glass of water?"

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,

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,


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.


If you think about them all day long,

you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.."

Remember to put the Glass Down.

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