Positive Ways to Reduce Stress

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A young lady confidently walked around the room while reading and explaining stress management to an audience.
In her hand was a raised glass of water, and everyone was sure she was going to ask the obvious question - “half empty or half full?”
She fooled them. With a smile she asked “How heavy is this glass of water?" Answers ranged from 8 to 20 oz.
She replied however that "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I 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 try to 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."
She continued "and that's the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry it any longer"!
"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 - holding stress longer and better each time this “rest” routine is practiced.
So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and through the night. You can pick them up in the morning if necessary.
Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment. Relax - pick them up later, after you've rested. Life is short. Enjoy it and what is now the 'supposed' stress that you've conquered!"