It seems that the medical world now refers to stress as the silent killer. I never truly believed this until I experienced a very scary episode that was finally diagnosed as "stress".
I take really good care of myself and was shocked that I had developed several severe symptoms that apparently had been slowly creeping up on me until one unsuspecting day I woke to an intolerably pounding heart that was relentless.
You have to understand that while I have high energy and juggle multiple balls, I did not recognize any of the silent warning signs because I assumed nothing of this nature could possibly happen to me. I now look at everything differently. I urge all of you to look at your own life and assess honestly the level to which your multitasking and busy lifestyle may be hurting you.
I found this in some literature on stress management and wanted to share it. A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked,
"How heavy is this glass of water?"
Answers ranged from 20g to 500g.
The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I 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, I'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 you carry your burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes heavier, you won't be able to carry it any longer. As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When you're refreshed, you can carry on with the burden."
"So, before you end your day, put the burden of work down. Pick it up tomorrow. Relax. Learn to meditate; take time for yourself; smell the proverbial roses; laugh a little more and remember how short and tentative life can be. Make sure you enjoy every second."
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