" A psychology professor walked around on stage while teaching stress management principles to an auditorium filled with students.
The students rolled their eyes as she raised a glass of water.
Everyone expected they’d be asked the typical “glass half empty or glass half full” question.
Instead, with a smile on her face, the professor asked, “How heavy is this glass of water I’m holding?”
Students shouted out answers ranging from a few ounces to a couple of pounds.
She replied, “From my perspective, the absolute weight of this glass doesn’t matter. It all depends on how long I hold it.
If I hold it for a minute or two, it’s fairly light.
If I hold it for an hour straight, its weight makes my arm ache a little".
"If I hold it for a whole day… my arm will likely cramp up and feel completely numb and paralysed, forcing me to drop the glass to the floor.
In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it feels to me.”
And then she provided the insight...
“Your stresses and worries in life are very much like this glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens.
Think about them a bit longer and you begin to ache a little. Think about them all day long, and you will feel completely numb and paralysed – incapable of doing anything else until you drop them.”
If you still feel the weight of yesterday’s stress or past problems,
If you're still carrying the weight of worry around...
it’s a strong sign that it’s time to put that glass down.
…the longer you hold it, the heavier it feels….”
Don’t carry them with you into the next day…
We want heavy MUSIC, not heavy THOUGHTS!
Jimmy BORN 2 BLEED Mindset Coach
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