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    > Stress Management
    >
    > 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. "
    >
    > "Relax; pick them up later after you've rested.
    >
    > Life is short.
    >
    > Enjoy it!
    >
    > And then he shared some ways of dealing with the burdens of life:
    >
    > * Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.
    > Some days the windshield, some days the bug.
    >
    > * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
    > If you talk out of your rear end, and you have to eat your words, they taste
    > like crap.
    >
    > * 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.
    >
    > * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning
    > to others.
    >
    > * Never buy a car you can't push.
    >
    > * 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.
    >
    > * When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
    >
    > * The one who dies with the most toys. still dies.
    >
    > * Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.
    >
    Lynn

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    lynn, this is good...very good. thanks
    *Mary*

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    Lynn,
    Now I know why I come to this board, for all the fun and inspiration like this. Thanks...helped me with my day.
    Penny(pjwlee)
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    "Be the change you wish to see in the world. " Ghandi

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    aww thanks I'll be returning to read this Sunday when I have the dreaded work day about to begin on assessment day

    Ziggy

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    I have read this before, but it sure was nice for a refresher course -- thanks for sharing & passing around. sam

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    Lynn, thanks for reminding me that I can shake the stress off and continue with the job. Just what I needed to day.

    My DH and I drove to Cherokee, NC just to eat lunch. We had to check out a place for our group to eat on our tour. Soon all the things will be done for the reunion and it will be over and someone else will be doing the job next year, and I can just go and enjoy!!
    Judith


 

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