How to Master The Art of Patience

Do you ever have one of those days where you wish everything could be done yesterday?

Great things take time. Faster does not always mean better.

It’s time to talk about the art of patience.

Pay Attention to Your Emotions

The next time you catch yourself feeling restless or impatient, listen to what your mind and body are trying to tell you.

Have you felt this way before, or is this a new feeling?

Did something recently happen that may have triggered this feeling?

Are you anxious about an upcoming event?

Listening to our emotions can help us understand them on a deeper level.

Embrace The Waiting Game

There will always be events that take a little longer than you expected.  When you are stuck in traffic, there is nothing you can do to make the cars in front of you go any faster.

However, how you feel and react to the event is your choice.

Yes – staying calm won’t make traffic move any faster. However, it will make the journey far more pleasant.

Explore Healthy Distractions

A little healthy distraction can help make any waiting game far easier. It all comes down to being prepared and having a game plan.

Here’s an example.

Let’s say you’ve been putting off calling a customer support line due to the fear of being stuck on hold.

Organizing a few simple waiting game activities in advance can make all the difference. You can download an audiobook, fold your laundry or play a game on your phone.

“Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” – Joyce Meyer