One fine evening, one of my friends came to my home. He looked stressed and disturbed. He seemed to be in extreme pressure. I asked him the reason of the stress.
“It’s because of work pressure and due to this I scolded my wife at home”, he replied.
I thought for a while.
I went inside the kitchen and brought a glass of water and asked him, “How heavy is this glass of water?”
He replied amazingly, “May be around 300 gm.”
I continued, “What if I ask you to hold it for a while may be for a minute? Then there would not be any problem. If you hold it for an hour, then you will have ache in your right arm. If you hold for a day, then without a doubt I have to hospitalize you. “
I added, “Weight does not matter at all, does it?”
In each case, it’s the same weight, but the longer we hold it, the heavier it seems.
“Now you compare this with stress. If we carry all the burdens on our shoulders and problems in our mind all the time, sooner or later, the burden seems to be a like Mount Everest on our mind and won’t be able to carry it.”
Now, I asked him to hold the glass till he feels pain in his arms. He held it for around five minutes and then put it down.
I said, “As you felt pain, you have to put the glass down and need some rest to hold it back.”
When we are refreshed, we can carry on with the burden and pressure.
Finally I concluded, “Whenever you return home tonight, put the burden of work down and do not carry it home just like you remove dusty shoes before entering the home. Relax and enjoy with your family and just forget the pressure of office or burden of professional life. By not doing this, you are not only injecting more stress and creating a headache but also you may ruin your relationships at home.”
My friend seemed more satisfied and he thanked me for the motivational lesson.
Life is beautiful so never take stress. Stress and mental burdens are just temporary and it has no place in the beautiful mind.
Keep Smiling… 🙂