Everyone is suffering from stress related illness whether it is rich or poor. Have you ever thought how did stress became a permanent companion? The answer is very simple – ‘YOU HAVE ALLOWED IT INSIDE!’ We forget that we have a life beyond problems and continually worry about about them. I am not saying that one should overlook problems or push it away, but other things in life also should be given equal time.
I have seen people totally stressed out and then taking out their frustration or anger either on themselves or on other loved ones. Stress is one of the main reason that we are seeing drastic rise in suicide cases. So what should one do? Well though it is easier said than done, but make an definitive effort to put stress away at the end of the day.
To explain it in a much more better way I am citing an illustration that I received in an e-mail
a few days ago:
A professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see and asked the students, ‘How much do you think this glass weighs?’
’50 gms!’…’100 gms!’…’125 gms!’… the students answered.’
I really don’t know unless I weigh it,’ said the professor,’but, my question is: What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?
”Nothing’ the students said.
‘Okay what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?’ the professor asked.
‘Your arm would begin to ache’ said one of the students.
‘You’re right, now what would happen if I held it for a day?
”Your arm could go numb, you might have a severe muscle stress; paralysis; have to go to hospital for sure!’ ventured another student; all the students laughed.
‘Very good. But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?’asked the professor.
‘No’ the students said.
Then what caused the arm ache and the muscle stress?
‘The students were puzzled.
‘Put the glass down!’ said one of the students.
‘Exactly!’ said the professor.
‘Life’s problem are something like this. Hold it for a few minutes in your head; they seem okay. Think of them for a long time and; they begin to ache. Hold it even longer and; they begin to paralyze you. You will not be able to do anything. It’s important to think of the challenges (problems) in your life, but it is EVEN MORE IMPORTANT to put them down at the end of every day before you go to sleep. That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh and strong and can handle any issue, any challenges that comes your way!
‘Remember to ‘PUT THE GLASS DOWN TODAY!’