- 7 months ago
"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?” The answers called out ranged from 8oz 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, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stress and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them for a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed - incapable of doing anything.” Always remember to put the glass down."
- 7 months ago
One characteristic of mine is that [most of the time] I’m a people pleaser. I try very hard to make sure that all parties are happy- which often comes at the expense of unnecessary stress added on my shoulders. 2 lessons I’m trying to continually teach myself are learning to ask for help while at the same time realizing that in no way, shape, or form can I manage to do it all. Even under the best circumstances, having all of your proverbial “balls in the air” at the same time is not wise.
2014 is the year of relaxing, letting go, and adapting this proverb into everyday life.
- 8 months ago
So I turned 46 today…woo hoot! I was slated for the Magic Kingdom with my family instead I have spent my day in a medically induced coma due to strep throat. My amazing friend, Mae, dropped off these gems while I was sleeping. I am so blessed by my family and friends. A husband who spent his day off taking care of me, a daughter who watched movies with me (her first time watching Dirty Dancing so she finally understands my Baby/corner reference), my sweet boy who checked in on me, endless birthday texts and messages. A birthday card from my childhood friend who has NEVER missed my birthday…not once…ever. The people in my life are my sweetest gifts. Even though my day wasn’t as planned, it has proven to be the best birthday yet.
Beautiful day at Bok Tower with my family. So peaceful. Wonderful breeze. Heaven.