Coping with Stress


Written on Sunday, May 25, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I got this from a friend in multiply and I really like the article because I am always stressed out with home work and projects from the last term and it can really help me to cope up and handle stress. School will be starting again and I'm seeing that it would be more stressful than the last term because I am in my 3rd year and in my major year. Everyone can benefit from reading this article

Author Unknown
May 15 2008

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 restbefore 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."

So, my friend, Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now. Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while.

Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life:
* Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the
* Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat
* 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.
* If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was
probably worth it.
* It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply be kind to others.
* Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you
won't have a leg to stand on.
* Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
* 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.
* Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
* You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the
world to one person.
* Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once .
* We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp, some are pretty
and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.
*A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

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  1. Anonymous |

    i like the article.

    one way to look at it is: stress should be looked at as something that helps us do better in anything we commit ourselves in, not some dead-end situation that keeps us from doing anything at all.

  2. ennah d student |

    Your right sometimes we just have to look at the brighter side of things.

  3. Jirel |

    During my college days, I was very stressed due to lots of works I have to do in the class and home as well and at the same time being a quiet enthuciastic person that I always shlould be first in my class. I slowly didn't able to work in that way though due to stress which combined then into headache, anxiety.
    But slowly I leanrned to handle those burdens by various ways day by day and today I have to do ten-times more works compared to what I had to then but I carry everything without any stress and mental pressure. Sometimes if I again remember those days, some kind of negativity runs in me which is exactly similar as you have written that the longer you hold it, the heavier it becomes.So that I am trying to forget those difficulties.

  4. 4ever7 |

    Very true.


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