Sunday, May 19, 2013

Holding On To Stress

"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, but 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. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.'

It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!"

Monday, May 13, 2013

An Awesome Blog Post I Want To Share With You Guys!

I recently found this blog called The Feelgood Lifestyle. It's basically what it sounds like, which is sort of the same idea I'm going for with my blog. Anyway, one of my Facebook friends shared this blog post a few days ago and it's pure genius. You should all check it out! 

It's called "Act Your Shoe Size: Five Lessons You Can Learn From Kids" by Rebecca Hunter.

It discusses some great things that we can take from children on how to be happy and carefree. I've been doing a few of these things myself lately and it definitely works.

Click here to read it!

Friday, May 3, 2013

The Four Agreements, Pt. 4

I'm back! And finally, here is the fourth agreement:

The Fourth Agreement: Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick.  Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

This is not a new concept. You've heard it before. But that's only because it's the best advice! Life is hard sometimes and we are all occasionally faced with tasks that are more challenging to us than they might be to others; don't let that discourage you. For some it might be relationships, or maybe it's a workout routine you're trying to accomplish, or even your math homework, (for me, it's that microeconomics test I took yesterday)... If you can look back on something and truthfully say you gave it your all, then you have nothing to be ashamed of.