Remember to put the glass down!

A psychologist was teaching stress management to an audience.
She picked up a glass of water from the lectern and raised it in the air and asked everyone:
“How heavy do you think this glass of water is?”
The audience gave a variety of guesses.
“400 grams?” “200 grams?” “400 grams?”
“Well”, she said.
“The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it.”
“A minute won’t be a problem.
After an hour, I might feel a dull ache.
If I hold it a day, my arm would feel paralysed.
The weight of the water never changed.
The longer I hold, the heavier it felt.”
You see:
The stresses and worries of our life are just like that cup of water.
When you think about them for a while, nothing happens.
Think about them longer and it starts to hurt.
Think about them all day and you will feel paralysed and helpless.
Learn to put that glass down.