What is stress and its root cause ?

What is stress and its root cause ?

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We all know that the number of people suffering from stress is increasing day by day. Many people donot know that they are under stress but keep on suffering.

To end stress in your life it is important to understand that what is stress.

Here i have a short 1 min story for you that explains what is stress in the easiest way as possible.

Once upon a time a psychology professor walked around on a stage while teaching stress management principles to an auditorium filled with students.  As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the typical “glass half empty or glass half full” question.  Instead, with a smile on her face, the professor asked, “How heavy is this glass of water I’m holding?”

Students shouted out answers ranging from eight ounces to a couple pounds.

She replied, “From my perspective, the absolute weight of this glass doesn’t matter.  It all depends on how long I hold it.  If I hold it for a minute or two, it’s fairly light.  If I hold it for an hour straight, its weight might make my arm ache a little.  If I hold it for a day straight, my arm will likely cramp up and feel completely numb and paralyzed, forcing me to drop the glass to the floor.  In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it feels to me.”

As the class shook their heads in agreement, she continued, “Your stresses and worries in life are very much like this glass of water.  Think about them for a while and nothing happens.  Think about them a bit longer and you begin to ache a little.  Think about them all day long, and you will feel completely numb and paralyzed – incapable of doing anything else until you drop them.”

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The moral:  It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses and worries.  No matter what happens during the day, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down.  Don’t carry them through the night and into the next day with you.  If you still feel the weight of yesterday’s stress, it’s a strong sign that it’s time to put the glass down.


I really loved this story, it explains that stress is tiredness of brain, body and soul caused by overthinking ( like the glass when hold for long time causes pain ) and holding on to thoughts instead of letting them go.

Now that you know what is stress, i think it will be easier for you to deal with it 🙂

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Hope you have enjoyed! Have a great day 🙂

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