Day 9: Continue the Convo!

Blogging 101 is really challenging me and helping me expand in my blogging experiences.  Today’s challenge is to publish a post about one of the posts I commented on for Day 8.  The sad part is I have to pick 1, and I liked all 4!  Well, if I had to pick one, I would say that the post Destress DeBunk DeFunk was the one that spoke to me the most.

In this post, the author discusses stress and I personally could testify to this, because I am one of the top stressers I know!  My family is always telling me that I need to calm down and that I stress about entirely too much at times.  I have to admit that they are right 🙁

I have noticed that I take things very seriously, and even more serious than the people I deal with.  I tend to take small pebbles and turn them into overwhelming boulders, and before it is too late, I am squashed and uncomfortable underneath all that stress.  It doesn’t feel good at all, and I feel like I may get to the point where my health would begin to suffer, so I try to look at it how I read in this story:

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 of 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, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”

She continued, “The stress 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 — incapable of doing anything.”

Remember to put the glass down

(Jimmy Harmon) 

The message here is pretty simple, and I have to continue to badger myself until I get it through my thick stress-filled skull…

Put the glass down, before you paralyze yourself!

Try to have as many stress free days as possible in life.  No need in carrying around all that weight because you couldn’t put your glass down!