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?”
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 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. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!
I think this just changed my life.
This gif of Jensen dancing in JIBCON makes me so happy.
Like look at it.
“Passed my finals!”
“Found a twenty dollar bill in my jeans!”
“Finished my homework early! I can watch TV!”
“Someone complimented me today!”
“That really attractive boy just looked at me…”
“‘Bout get me some bootay.”
take a moment to realize you have never seen your face in person, just reflections and pictures
some scientists agree that if you saw a clone of yourself, you wouldn’t recognise it as you, because our idea of what we look like is so different from what we actually look like
Hanging out at the park with my friends. Life feels kinda awesome right now, even tough everything’s going wrong and my former-roommate-piece-of-a-shit-so-called-best-friend has been lying to me again (no real surprise) but right now at this moment… Everything’s good. I’m surrounded by friends who are by my side no matter what. This is the life.