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Stress Management & A Few Words Of Wisdom

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by MattyB, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. Stress Management

    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 rest before 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."
    "Relax; pick them up later after you've rested. Life is short.
    Enjoy it!"

    A few words of wisdom

    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 them.

    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.

    Eat a live toad in the morning and nothing worse will happen to
    you for the rest of the day.

    If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

    If you lend someone R 20 and never see that person again, it was
    probably worth it.

    It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a
    warning to others.

    Never buy a car you can't push.

    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.

    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.

    Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.

    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.

    Happiness comes through doors you didn't even know you left open.

    Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today.......I did.
  2. Matty looks like your little adventure has made you all philisophical [spelling?].

    Nice stuff mate.
  3. So who do you know in South Africa MattyB ?
  4. lol, shit no :p

    it was a copy paste job people :p

    so much time on my hands, so i'm just browsing all the forums i know of. :p

    it's a beaut but, i love the stress example - clever mind.
  5. way too many :p's
  6. I love people who say things like just let the stress go, especially when it's about work! How do you let the stress go when it's the same problems day in and day out, the same issues, and you know they are going to be there when you go in tomorrow? And what if your boss doesn't really give a shit, and expects you to just deal with it, and puts even more pressure on you?
    I'm sorry, but the only way to get away from stress is to eliminate the problem, if that means another job, that's what it takes.
    Life is far to short to put up with other people's crap, and there's only so much money wil compensate for it, and even money won't work long term!
    The fact is, a job should not be stressful at all, IF the correct systems, procedures and techniques are in place. It's when people try to shorten deadlines unrealistically and bypass procedures/ have no idea/ promise the world that shit happens! The problem is, it works for them once, because everyone pulls their ass out of the sling, then they expect it every time.

    Regards, Andrew.
  7. stressful post.

    you need tamazapam
  8. lol, have a wank.
  9. I love how 20 year olds, with absolutely no stress in their lives think they have all the answers! :LOL:

    Regards, Andrew.
  10. That's a little harsh, Andrew, he did say he scavenged it from another forum he was browing because his bike is hors de combat...... He didn't say he'd experieced all or even any of the advice.....

    {But, yeah, matty, leave old wise sayings to old fools like us, OK?? :LOL:}
  11. That's very true Paul..I've been a bit grumpy of late.
    A man with strong views should know how to apologise and be gracious about it!
    Sorry dudes! :oops:

    Regards, Andrew.
  12. You're the man, Andrew :grin: