lecturer when explaining stress management to an
Raised a glass of water and asked
'How heavy is
this glass of water?'
Answers called out ranged from 20g to
The lecturer replied, 'The absolute weight doesn't
It depends on how long you try to hold it.
hold it for a minute, that's not a
I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right
I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.
each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the
heavier it becomes.'
that's the way it is with stress
we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later,
the burden becomes increasingly heavy,
won't be able to carry on. '
with the glass of water,
have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it
we're refreshed, we can carry on with the