How heavy is a glass of water?
In fact the weight does not matter… It’s the time involved that matters. If you hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If you hold it for an hour, your arm will ache. After a day a day, your arm will feel numb and paralysed.
The weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer you hold it, the heavier it feels.
Stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. You can carry difficulties and stresses for a while and nothing happens. When it goes on longer without a break they begin to hurt. And if you continue without a break, you will feel paralysed – incapable of doing anything.
If you allow yourself to remain in a continually stressful situation without regular breaks, your body becomes ill as it turns on itself instead of what or whoever is causing your problem. This is what causes Autoimmune Disease, overweight as you insulate yourself, and even cancer.
Remember to put the glass down. Prolonged stress causes PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) just as effectively as major trauma does.
Make sure you find something that is relaxing for you and if you have gone beyond just having a break, make a time to come and see me. Self-medication with alcohol or smoking only increases your problems.