A lecturer was giving a lecture to his students on stress management. He raised a glass of water and asked the audience, "How heavy do you think this glass of water is?"
The students’ answers ranged from 20g to 500g.
"It does not matter on the absolute weight. It depends on
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 26, 2007
"The population of this country is 200 million. 84 million are retired. That leaves 116 million to do the work. There are 75 million in school, which leaves 41 million to do the work. Of this total, there are 22 million employed by the federal government. That leaves 19 million to do
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Traits characteristic of the stress-prone:
1. Plans day unrealistically
2. First to arrive, last to leave
3. Always in a hurry
4. Makes no plan for relaxation
5. Feels guilty about doing anything other than work
6. Sees unforeseen problem as a setback or disaster
7. Is always thinking
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 10, 2012
THE STRESS OF UNCERTAINTY
Daniel Gilbert (a psychologist at Harvard), citing a recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, said "that Americans are smiling less and worrying more than they were a year ago, that happiness is down and sadness is up, that we are getting less sleep and smoking more
Contributed by Tim Smith on Jan 6, 2013
STRESSED OUT SANTA
A shopping mall Santa Claus in California had a meltdown after refusing to cuddle a bawling toddler, calling the mother evil and ripping off his beard and costume in front of startled children. Kelly Fornatoro, 33, said she told Santa her 19 month old son, Brian, would stop
Contributed by Richard Tow on Oct 19, 2020
When I was a kid, we raised chicken for our food. At first, we only had a few in a large pen. It was a fairly natural environment for them with lots of grass to scratch around in for insects and seeds. Those chickens were very healthy in that environment. Then we dramatically increased their
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 3, 2006
Stress Costs: OSHA finds stress related ailments cost companies about $200 billion a year in absenteeism, tardiness, and loss of talented workers. Between 70% and 90% of employee hospital visits are
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jul 27, 2007
The AIS, the American Institute of Stress - Yeah, there’s actually such a place - which says a lot! - their research says that 75- 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress related problems. They agree with health officials who say that heart disease, strokes, gastritis, ulcers
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Nov 16, 2006
ILLUSTRATION: According to ABC News, “Stressful is perhaps the best way to sum up the last year of Ken Lay’s life. In May the former CEO of the Enron Corp. was convicted of defrauding investors and employees by repeatedly lying about Enron’s finances. He was expected to receive a long jail
Contributed by Alan Perkins on Mar 27, 2001
According to the American Institute of Stress [I’ll bet that’s a fun place to work], 43 percent of Americans suffer from stress-related health problems. (Source: Referenced in Fast Company, May 2000,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Symptoms of stress overload:
1. Decision-making becomes difficult (both major and minor kinds).
2. Excessive daydreaming or fantasizing about "getting away from it all."
3. Increased use of cigarettes and/or alcohol.
4. Increased use of tranquilizers and "uppers."
5. Thoughts trail off while
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 2, 2004
Christmas: A Season of Stress?
The picture the Bible gives us of the first Christmas is one of peace and serenity. You can see it with your mind’s eye: There are the shepherds, gathered around a campfire under a clear, starlit sky, quietly talking among themselves about their flocks, their
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Oct 12, 2005
Stress Reduction Salons
About a dozen new “stress-reduction salons” have opened in the U.S. and also in Japan. Members of these Synchro Energize salons slip off their shoes, climb into beds and lie with eyes closed for the next 45 minutes. Spinning patterns of intense colors appear before their
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 4, 2011
THE STRESS-FREE LIFE OF THE BEDOUINS
The Bedouin shepherd lives in shabby box tents that dot the hillsides throughout Israel. When compared to our lives saturated with modern conveniences it seems as though they live a very difficult life. However, an interesting fact is that their average life
STRESS AND HEALTH CARE
Dr. Don Colbert wrote a book called Stress Less in which he tackles the problem of stress in our society. Listen to a few observations he has made as a Medical Doctor. "Did you know that 75 to 90 percent of all visits to a primary care physician’s office are related to
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 31, 2003
Too much comfort is dangerous. Literally. Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley did an experiment sometime ago that involved introducing an amoeba into a perfectly stress-free environment. Ideal temperature, optimal concentration of moisture, constant food
Contributed by Fred Sigle on Feb 13, 2007
Interestingly, STRESS is produced by not only NEGATIVE experiences, but also by POSITIVE ones.
It was for this reason that Donna Parker HESITATED telling her husband about him WINNING the Reader’s Digest Association Sweepstakes. She was ECSTATIC when she got the CALL INFORMING her that a
Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 29, 2011
Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2008
Women Sleep Deprived A National Sleep Foundation study finds the majority of American women are continually sleep deprived, either because of young children, biological changes (pregnancy and menopause), stress or pets. The impact on families, personal and professional lives, and society is