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August 5, 2009

Dear Winners,

Being in this rocket pace world, we used to carry lot of stress on our back and lead an unhealthy life.    We need to understand that Stress is a pshycological factor rather than a physical one.    It will stay as along as you wish and the saddest part is that we don’t make attempt to get out of it instead we stick on to it to feel more bad.

I’m dedicating this story for all those minds who love(unconciously) to carry this cute little foe.  Enjoy reading it……

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 100gm to 200 gm.

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!”

In my Bullet Proof Manager Training,  I learnt a wonderful technique of avoiding bad stress.   Our mind is like a vessel and  what needs to be filled in is our choice, you can either feed in with a good habit or else with a bad habit, the rule is that at any point in time it should not be left empty.

For instance if you wish to leave a bad habit, you can’t succeed in that without replacing it with a good habit.   If you do that without a replacement, it will create a vaccum and sooner or later you will catch up and stick on to the same old bad habit again.  For example if you plan to quit smoking then replace that habit with Chewing gum.   Please don’t argue whether Chewing gum is good or bad, this is just an example.   

In the same way if you need to get rid of distress then you need to fill that space with a replacement.    At this point, I would like to introduce a new word called “Eustress” which is nothing but a Good stress.   At any point in time your mind can be filled in with Eustress or Distress, the choice is yours.   If you feel that your mind is occupied by distress then immediately replace that with some energising, refreshing thought, else you will continute to hold on to this bad stress and spoil your life.    If you could clearly understand this difference then you can easily lead an Eustressful life. 

Lets spread our world with lot of Eustress and enjoy our life with lot of merriment.

Will meet you again with some more  interesting thoughts.

Please provide your valuable Eustress(Comments) to keep up my momentum in blogging.

Have many wonderful moments.



Life gifted y0u with two choices “You can Win or You can learn”,  “feeling bad or distressed” is not an option for you.