Why we are stressed?

 Today we frequently talk about many inequalities between people like – Rich & Poor, Men & Women, National, Social classes, educational, lifestyle and many more. But, have you ever tried to find out what is common between all these people?                                         Let’s list it out………and common things are….

stress challenges

Hope you are with me !

But if stress /challenges / problems are common to every men & women then why some people are happily living their life and some are over stressed and spoiling their life. Even people in same group are contrast in their stress level. There are many ways to ease out, explained by many type of gurus /experts, but today Curious Nerve is sharing a story which will explain the basic principle of dealing with stress….lets read it out.


Put The Glass Down 

A Professor entered in his class by holding up a glass with some water in it.

He held it up for all to see & asked the students.

“How much do you think this glass weighs?”

’50gms!’ …. ‘100gms!’ …..’125gms’ ..the students answered.

“I really don’t know unless I weigh it,” said the professor, “but, my question is:

What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?”

‘Nothing’ …..the students said

Silhouette of man holding glass of water against white background

‘Ok what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?’ the professor asked.

‘Your arm would begin to ache’ said one of the student

“You’re right, now what would happen if I held it for a day?”

“Your arm could go numb, you might have severe muscle stress & paralysis &

have to go to hospital for sure!”….. ventured another student & all the students


“Very good. But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?”

asked the professor.

‘No‘…. Was the answer.

“Then what caused the arm ache & the muscle stress?”

The students were puzzled.

“What should I do now to come out of pain?” asked professor again.

“Put the glass down!” said one of the students

“Exactly!” said the professor.

Life’s problems are something like this.

Hold it for a few minutes in your head & they seem OK.

Think of them for a long time & they begin to ache.

Hold it even longer & they begin to paralyze you.

You will not be able to do anything.

It’s important to think of the challenges or problems in your life,

but even more important is to ‘Put them down’ at the end of every day

before you go to sleep.

That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh & strong & can

handle any issue, any challenge that comes your way!

So, When you come back from work today, remember to





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2 Responses to Why we are stressed?

  1. Vedika Srivastava says:

    Great that is what should be done exactly it is very useful story and if understood and followed can do wonders in ones life

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