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Remember to put the glass down. Saturday February 8, 2014

This is an article from Sajeev Nair's Facebook page that a Moodscope member thought might be of interest to other members. Something to think about...

A Psychologist walked around a room while teaching Stress Management to an audience.

As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "Half empty or Half full" question.

Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired:
"How heavy is this glass of water?"

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter.
It depends on how long I hold it.

If I hold it for a minute,
it's not a problem.

If I hold it for an hour,
I'll have an ache in my arm.

If I hold it for a day,
my arm will feel numb and paralyzed.

In each case,
the weight of the glass doesn't change,


The longer I hold it,
the heavier it becomes."

She continued,
"The Stresses and Worries in Life , are like that Glass of Water...

Think about them for a while and nothing happens.

Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt.


If you think about them all day long,
you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.."

Remember to put the Glass Down.

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Anonymous Sat, Feb 8th 2014 @ 9:29am

This is brilliant! I carry my glass of water for days (and it used to be weeks). I am going to leave a glass of water in front of me to remind me to "put it down". Thank-you. Frankie

Anonymous Sat, Feb 8th 2014 @ 10:16am

Absolutely hits the spot. I have a couple of glasses I've been carrying for years. Now, I've just let them drop.

Anonymous Sat, Feb 8th 2014 @ 10:56am

Very helpful as always.Too many glasses to let down.

PWD Sat, Feb 8th 2014 @ 12:40pm

Makes a lot of sense I am going to put my bucket down


Anonymous Sat, Feb 8th 2014 @ 12:53pm

Very helpful indeed :) Thank you

Elizabeth Sat, Feb 8th 2014 @ 12:59pm

Ouch, very timely for me. I had been thinking a lot about my relationship, my lifestyle and my future in the last few weeks. I feel some pressure to make decisions quickly and I just seem not to be able to let the worries go, be it for a while. How do you let the glas down?

Lou Sharp Sat, Feb 8th 2014 @ 1:36pm

Awesome and such an easy analogy to remember!

Anonymous Sat, Feb 8th 2014 @ 1:58pm

This is brilliant !

Anonymous Sat, Feb 8th 2014 @ 6:18pm

So cool.

Anonymous Sun, Feb 9th 2014 @ 2:29am

Love it - big thanks.

Anonymous Sun, Feb 9th 2014 @ 7:39pm

How on earth do you put the glass down?

Anonymous Mon, Feb 10th 2014 @ 3:45pm

Brilliant analogy and the replies made me smile, I was feeling down today for no reason. Thank you all :D

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