Thursday, October 7, 2010

Beating Up Stress

Time flies so fast.  I'm set forth to take my home leave, my third and last for the year.  At last, I'll be home again.  But amidst the thrills and excitements of seeing your home country once again, stress can never be avoided.  Well...elements of stress include thoughts on how are you going to do all your plans in such a short span of time.  Budgeting is another consideration.  Every time I started to think of all the things that I have to accomplish way back home, I'm beginning to feel the pressure.  I used to write down my planned activities every time I go back to take my vacation... and I just found out that my entries are endless....catching up with friends and family, shopping, health check ups, beauty and wellness treatments, household inspection, short out of town trips, food trips, family bonding...etc.  Schedule is really hectic and you should really be good at time management to be able to do all these.  Not being able to do all your plans will make you feel upset, somehow....

It was just timely though, after i browse through my emails...I just found this forwarded message which serves as a "timely reminder" on how to deal with stress.  The story is so "cutie" but the author refused to reveal his identity.  Anyway, here it goes.......

                   WHY STRESS IS STRESSFUL ?

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 should 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 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 burden you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can."

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

1.  Accept that some days, you're the pigeon and some days, you're the  statue.
2.  Always keep your words soft and sweet just in case you have to eat them.
3.  Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
4.  Drive carefully.  It's not only car that can be recalled by their maker.
5.  If you lend someone $20 and never see that person, it's probably worth it.
6.  It maybe that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
7.  Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you wont have a leg to stand on.
8.  Nobody cares if you can't dance well.  Just get up and dance.
9.  Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
10.The second mouse gets the cheese.
11.When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
12.Birthdays are good for you.  The more you have, the longer you live.
13.You may be only one person in the world but you may also be the world to one person.
14.We should learn a lot from crayons.  Some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull.  Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they still have to live in the same box.
15.A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour. 

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