Ways to be more patient

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ways to be more patient

How to Be More Patient: An Essential Guide to Replacing Impatience with Patience by Greg Souchester

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How to train yourself to be more patient

Here's the problem: you're waiting for someone to finish compiling a report that you need for a meeting. Because of an issue that came up, you're already 15 minutes late. You can feel your body getting tense, and you're getting quite cross. You start sweating, and suddenly you yell at the person for being slow and putting you behind schedule. You can tell she's hurt, but you can't help it.

Your two-year-old is throwing a temper tantrum , again. But experts want you to know that even though we all vary when it comes to how much patience we might naturally bring to any given situation, we can all work on it and improve. Comer, Ph. Some people are naturally athletic and others are less inclined, but even the most un-athletic person can train and get better, no matter what base level you start from. Studies have shown, for example, that people who are more conscientious, agreeable, and open to new experience tend to have more patience — and people who have fewer of those traits tend to be more likely to be impatient. But those factors are definitely only part of the story, Sarah A.

Think about it for a minute. We all want instant gratification and want things without waiting. We expect packages delivered the same day. We expect immediate results in the gym. We have food delivered to us already pre-cut so that we can get a meal cooked 10 minutes faster. We can even have a book read to us or summarized for us so that we don't have to read them.

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Here's a riddle: What do traffic jams, long lines and waiting for a vacation to start all have in common? Aside from the painfully obvious fact that they're completely unwelcome stressors in our lives, there's another answer: They're all situations where we could use a little extra patience., Learning to control and neutralize your impatience will help you become calmer, happier, and more understanding, no matter what frustrating situation you find yourself in!

I think most of us would have lost our patience and become frustrated and angry much earlier in the story. I still get upset, of course, but not nearly as much as I used to. Join two million breath-taking readers: rss email twitter facebook. Here are some tips that might help you become more patient, with practice: Tally marks. This is the first strategy, if you have real problems with patience: start by simply keeping tally marks on a little sheet of paper every time you lose your patience. This is one of the most effective and important methods for controlling an impulse — by learning to become more aware of it.

My jaw clenches when Hulu videos buffer. I huff and puff when stuck in a sluggish line at a coffee shop. Slow cars in the fast lane send me into a curse-filled tizzy. Patience, the ability to keep calm in the face of disappointment, distress or suffering, is worth cultivating. The virtue is associated with a variety of positive health outcomes, such as reducing depression and other negative emotions.


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