STress Management

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by crumpton, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. crumpton

    crumpton New Member

    I received this e-mail today and it fit me so well and I thought that all of you might enjoy it as well and maybe it would hit you where it lives inside as it did me. Is that deep or what? and it is Saturday in the morning!!

    Stress Management

    A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised
    a glass of water and asked,

    "how heavy is this glass of water?"

    Answers

    called out ranged from 20g to 500g.

    The lecturer replied,

    "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 "

    He continued,

    "And that's the way it is 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 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 it!

    And then he shared some ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

    * Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.

    * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

    * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

    * Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.

    * If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

    * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

    * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

    * Never buy a car you can't push.

    * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.

    * Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

    * Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

    * The second mouse gets the cheese.

    * When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

    * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

    * You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to some people.

    * Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once

    * We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

    "A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

    Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today.
    . . .. . . . I did

  2. crumpton

    crumpton New Member

    Bump - I haven't seen this yet so I'm not sure what to do but bump - It has been over 5 min I think since I wrote this
  3. Rene

    Rene New Member

    Thank you I enjoyed that! I really liked the one about loaning the $20. i'M having a lot of stress so I needed to read this.

    Thanks,
    Rene
  4. larryh

    larryh New Member

    I really enjoyed it also. Thanks for posting it.
  5. elsa

    elsa New Member

    Too true!! I think I'll print it out and give it to my husband .....

    He needs to be reminded to put the burden of the world down at quittin' time and just come on home.

    Let his family take care of him for a while .... so he can get up tomorrow and carry the "world's burdens" around all over again!

    I have run across the pidgeon and statue fact of life before ..... Made me laugh out loud then .... Still making me laugh out loud now. Thanks for the good advice and chuckle.

    Elsa
  6. PVLady

    PVLady New Member

    Thanks!!! I really enjoyed this - I saved it for future reference...
  7. crumpton

    crumpton New Member

    I'm reading it again to remind myself - PUT IT DOWN -

    WHy can't I seem to do that?

    I even put up the serenity prayer in my bathroom to read every day to remind my self To Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I CAN NOT CHANGE, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

    Oh I need to stop trying to fix others - my husband, my children, my parents, in-laws, etc. Why do I do this? I hold the water tooooo long.

    I also like not being the early worm - because I sleep late and now I know I will never be eaten by a bird!

  8. crumpton

    crumpton New Member

    Loved your picture under the mushroom in your info. You are talented!
  9. nanna4550

    nanna4550 New Member

    Thank you. I enjoyed it!
  10. DesireeMWB

    DesireeMWB New Member

    I LOVED IT. It gave me the relief to the end of my day. These are my fav!

    * Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.

    * If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

    * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others

    * You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to some people.

    * We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.
  11. cshellz

    cshellz New Member

    Thanks so much--passed it to my kids, d/h and will post on my mirror as a pick-me-up.
    Much appreciated!!
    cshellz
  12. Lindy2

    Lindy2 New Member

    I enjoyed reading this so I am bumping back to the TOP.

    Lindy :0)