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How to handle Stress

Love this. It’s great advice and a unique way of looking at it.

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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?”

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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…

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Updates

Hi all. I’ve not gone anywhere. I’m still here. Things got kinda busy with the holidays and all, and I’m trying to get back into the swing of things. Just thought I’d drop a line real quick to give a couple of updates.

I’ve finished getting the short stories together for my collection and have read through them. Now I just need to work on the publishing aspect and get them out. Hopefully I can get that done soon, and then get back to working on my WIP book. I’ll keep you posted on how things are going with getting the short story collection out. Oh, and I had a nice comment on a Pinterest pin of my one book, Kismet and Tell. The comment said that “I’m not really into fantasy, but you’ve got me interested.”  To me, that means a lot, that someone not really into fantasy novels finds the blurb for my book interesting.

One of my Christmas presents was a rechargeable batter pack for my Wii Fit balance board (actually, I got 2 battery packs). I charged one up the other day, so now I have no “real” excuse not to use the Wii Fit (and especially not with 2 rechargeable battery packs). So now with the holidays over, I think I’ll start using the Wii Fit again. I’ve probably gained back some if not all the 10 pounds it said I’d lost.

Things are going really well on the dating front, also, and I’ll be starting to meet some of my boyfriend’s family soon. Next weekend will be a double date with his daughter and her boyfriend.