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  • A psychologist walked into a room while teaching stress management to an audience.

  • As she raised the glass of water, everyone expected that they'd be asked, "Is this glass half empty or half full?"

  • But instead, with a smile on her face, she asked, "How heavy do you think this glass of water is?"

  • People called out, "eight ounces, sixteen ounces, twenty ounces."

  • And she replied, "The weight of this glass doesn't matter."

  • It all depends on how long I hold it.

  • If I hold it for just a minute, it's not a problem.

  • The glass still feels light.

  • If I hold it for an hour, I'll probably have an ache in my arm.

  • The glass would feel heavy.

  • But if I hold it for an entire day, my arm would start to feel numb and paralyzed.

  • The glass would feel unbearable.

  • The weight of the glass never changes, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes. See...

  • The stresses and worries in life are like a glass of water.

  • If you think about them for just a while, nothing happens.

  • If you think about them for a bit longer they begin to hurt.

  • And if you think about them all day long, then you will feel paralyzed, incapable of doing anything.

  • "So remember to put the glass down." -- Jimmy Harmon.

  • This is a very powerful story with a very important lesson.

  • See, most of the personal issues that you're facing, such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem come about because of the types of thoughts that you have in your head.

  • If you're someone who thinks to themselves, "I'm not good enough" over and over again throughout the day without even noticing it, that's when you start to develop problems like low self-esteem and anxiety.

  • And it's not that these thoughts appear just a couple dozen times throughout the day.

  • The truth of the matter is you're probably thinking these thoughts hundreds of times over and over again, all day long without even noticing it.

  • You need to learn to control how long you think about these thoughts.

  • You need to learn to put the glass of water down.

  • And this is a skill set that can be largely acquired by meditating, which I highly suggest you really consider doing because it's actually going to help out a lot.

  • I will link to a playlist in the description box below that will teach you more about how to meditate and its other benefits.

A psychologist walked into a room while teaching stress management to an audience.

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    Lian posted on 2019/08/10
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