Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Put the Glass Down

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I found this by chance when I was browsing on line and I thought it was quite clever.  Like most simple things are.  Now all I have to do is remember it.

“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, but 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. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”

Remember to put the glass down.”


  1. Great post... Thought you were going to announce a new alcohol-free you!! Think I prefer this version!!!!!

  2. yes I'm with Emily - I thought you were going to tell us we couldn't have a glass of wine. I love this much more!