A lecturer was giving a lecture to his student on stress management.
He demonstrated the weight of water. He raised a glass of water and asked the audience,
"How heavy would you guess this glass of water is?"
The students answered between 5 ounces & 500 mg.
"It does not matter on the absolute weight. It depends on how long you hold it.
"If I hold it for a minute, it is OK.
"If I hold it for an hour, I will have an ache in my right arm.
"If I hold it for a day, you will have to call an ambulance.,
"It is the exact same weight in each case, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."
The lesson . . .
"If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, we will not be able to carry on, the burden becoming increasingly heavier."
"What you have to do is to put the glass down, rest for a while before holding it up again."
We have to put down our burdens periodically, so that we can be refreshed and are able to carry on.
So before you return home from work tonight, put the burden of work down, don't carry it back home. You can pick it up tomorrow, if you must. Whatever burdens you are having now on your shoulders, let it down for a moment, if you can.
Pick it up again later when you have rested. . .
Rest and relax.
Life is short, enjoy it!!