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Heavy Water

glass of waterIn this month's workplace word, East of Scotland Regional Organisor, Chic Lidstone, poses the question 'how heavy is a glass of water?'  Read on to find the answer.

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching about stress management. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected the "half empty or half full" question.

Instead, with a smile on her face, she asked: "How heavy is this glass of water?" Answers ranged from 200 to 400 grams.

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 a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything." It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses and not carry them all the time.

Remember to put the glass down!

You might need help to do that, especially if you have been carrying it for a long time or if it is really heavy, or maybe you just need to remind yourself to do it.

We’re here to listen and help you “put that glass down”.  So get in touch if you want.

Chic on or 07814093240  

or Geoff on 07933167480.

Farewell to Sir Iain McMillan
It’s Blooming Marvellous!

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