Check Out This Powerful Tip For A Stress-Free Life
In the words of one famous philosopher, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.” While the things life throws at us tomorrow may be unknown, uncertain, and sometimes downright frightening, it’s how we deal with these things that determines how much stress they are going to cause.
Check out this cool video, directed and produced by Meir Kalmanson, about how to handle stress in your life:
For the cynics out there, yes, the actual weight of the glass of water does not change. Yes, the difficulty of holding on to the glass is based off of the body’s buildup of lactic acid. Lactic acid is created when you body converts glucose into energy. The more strenuous the activity, the more likely you are to build-up the lactic acid.
The body begins to “feel the burn” when the buildup is significant and continues until the muscles are relaxed and the lactic acid is flushed out. So, yes, the glass does not change its actual weight, but the message behind the video is still the same.
Our minds can hang on to and obsess about things just as our bodies can lift weights and carry out heavy tasks. Sometimes, we need to make a conscious effort to let go of stress in order for our mind to flush itself and give us a little bit of peace.
While the video’s message is very powerful we could also add just a little bit to compound on this advice. For those of you who have ever been hurt by somebody, either indirectly or indirectly, you might be aware that we sometimes carry that pain with us where-ever we go.
Imagine you are at a crowded parking lot and somebody zips in quickly and takes the parking spot that you were backing in to. Unless you are Kathy Bates in Fried Green Tomatoes, your only real recourse is to move along and find another spot. This interaction with somebody else, although a brief moment in a day that is a briefer moment in your life, can stick with you and irritate you all day long. You might be going through the store grumbling and then go home and grumble to your loved ones about how somebody stole your parking spot.
This irritation could even cause you to be unable to sleep as you lay in bed, adrenaline pumping, thinking about all the misfortunes you are wishing upon that thoughtless person who ruined your day.
The lesson here would be, just like the glass of water, to learn to let things go. But more importantly, is to realize that the other person who ruined your day probably will never give you a second thought in their life. They will go on, oblivious to the pain they caused you and sleep peacefully at night.
Hanging on to stress is like re-opening a wound, again and again. Let it go. Let it heal. You might find that you are much happier because of it.