MESSAGE #351 HEAVY STUFF
Today’s message is especially dedicated to all the Major League Baseball players competing in the All Star Game tonight at Yankee Stadium.
There’s a great story I heard recently about a speaker who was talking about stress management. At one point in his talk, he held up a glass of water and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water?” The answers shouted out ranged from eight to twenty ounces. In response, the speaker said, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long you try to 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. And that’s the same with stress management. 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 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. So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work/life down. Don’t carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burdens you’re carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can. Relax; pick them up later after you’ve rested. Life is short. Enjoy!”
You can use this in all areas of life…
Thank you to Aimee Schiller for sharing this story.
Thanks for reading.
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