Saturday, October 27, 2012


Life versus Stress..
Who wins?
Lately I have been getting a bit down in the dumps. And I know its a result of a lot of things - not being able to find somewhere to live, not exercising enough, cold weather, sick lil lady etc etc... Some times I need a little reminder to look after myself, as do a lot of people I'm sure.
A quick post on some 'stress less' management will make it just a click away when I find myself needing that little reminder...
1. Focus more on things you CAN control
2. Have the courage to be imperfect
3. Take time for yourself
4. Sign up for that course, or join that club
5. Be active! Everyday! In as many ways as you can
6. Spend time with people who make you feel good
7. Laugh out loud each day
8. Invite your neighbour over for a cuppa
9. Do one thing NOW, that you have been putting off
10. Remember, this too shall pass
 (tips from here)
I found the following and thought it was a great analysis..
It was stolen directly from Kidspot - you can find it here

Stress, the best explanation I have ever come across

  A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience,
Raised a glass of water and asked
'How heavy is this glass of water?'
called out ranged from 20g to 500g.

The lecturer replied, 'The absolute weight doesn't matter.
It depends on how long you try to hold it.

If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.

If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.

If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.

In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it,
the heavier it becomes.'

He continued,

'And that's the way it is with stress management.

If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later,

As the burden becomes increasingly heavy,

We won't be able to carry on. '

'As with the glass of water,

You have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it

When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.'

'So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work  down

Don't carry it home.

You can pick it up tomorrow.

Whatever burdens you're carrying now,

Let them down for a moment if you can.'

So, my friend, Put down anything that may be a burden to you
right now.

Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while.
Do you think that's a good explanation?
I hope your day is enjoyable.
Keep smiling.
Clare x


  1. In times of stress, sometimes doing more, like going for walk, going to the park is just what the doctor ordered. I find that anyway, instead of striving for the rest that never comes and stress escalates.

    1. So very true Alicia. I cant believe I missed out exercise (probably the biggest stress buster!), however that list can be never ending... I know if I exercise first thing in the morning, it changes my whole outlook on the day. Thanks for your comment. Will head over and check out your blog.
      Clare x

  2. Great post, I think I need to follow your advice sometimes. Thanks for linking up to The Tuesday Tea Party.

    1. Thanks for your comment Rebecca. And The Tuesday Tea Party is a great idea!
      Clare x

  3. Great post! Just let you know I nominated you for a blog award here

    1. Thanks Rita!
      Will check it out! (I'm new to blogging so I have to figure out what a blog award is, haha!)
      Clare x

    2. Clare I LOVE that explanation for stress - so spot on isn't it?! I think I'm going to have to copy and link it on my blog over the coming days :)
      P.S I love your daughters name. Thanks so much for popping by my FB page.

    3. Thanks for your comment Carly. I think it is spot on! Please feel free to copy it to your blog, its from the kidspot website (link is in the post)..
      I can't seem to look at your blog? :/
      Clare x

  4. Oh I really really love that explanation. Beautiful lessons Clare x

    1. I have to remember to follow this advice a bit more myself!
      Thanks for visiting my blog (I have been a bit quiet on the blogging lately, need to get my writing motivation back)
      Clare x


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