I have some VIP visitors coming and going for the next six weeks, so here is piece from the Archives.


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.”
So, my friend, Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now.
Don’t pick it up again until after you’ve rested a while.

Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

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

* 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 be kind to others.

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

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

* The second mouse gets the cheese.

* 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 one person

* 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.

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5 Responses to Stress

  1. Miguel says:

    My comment disappeared. I’ll try again. This one really hit home. Thanks! Among (many) other things, I started reading the new book by Nobel laureate Ishiguro.

  2. Sunra Rainz says:

    Fantastic advice, Jorge! What a great reminder. It does take practise to put your burden down just so you can rest properly but what a worthwhile thing to practise.
    My favourites:
    “Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”
    “The second mouse gets the cheese.” 😀 But the whole list is good!

  3. Jorge Medico says:

    Glad you found some value in these words. Be well.

  4. These are a lot of great tip, Jorge. I will keep them in my mind. Yes, it is very worthwhile to think about it, because stress is often the place to be.
    After the rush of professional life, people plunge into the rush of leisure. But to find peace, you only have to do one thing: Nothing! or at most thinking.
    Thank You, Jorge!

  5. Jorge Medico says:

    Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. Naturally, I’m in total agreement 🙂

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