Why is it ok to take a day off work or school when you have the flu, but you’re considered lazy and overdramatic if you take a day off because of a mental illness?
I wonder this all the time. I feel so much worse about myself whenever I have to take a mental health day, so I almost never do it.
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.
I always see these ‘work out while you watch’ for TV shows but never for anything I watch :( Except Who. But unless it’s a rerun, it gets my full attention.
So if anyone sees or knows of one for Community, Psych, HIMYM, Modern Fam, Misfits, New Girl, L&O (normal & SVU) or Sherlock.. uhh I think that’s it..
Anyway, holla at cho girl!
Try looking for a drinking game for whatever show and changing the rules to exercises. I think I’m about to have to do that…