How to Practice Patience

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In everyday life we all learn something new or old that has been already taught to us. One such small recipe for life-long success in everything you do is to practice patience. Many of us are impatient at times. Losing control of our patience hurts not only us, but those around us. Impatience raises our stress level and can even cause physical harm to our bodies. Being impatient can also damage relationships. The first pace of life troubles people no end and the first thing they give up is perseverance. Literally it’s an art that has to be honed with passing time.

Well many often ask why practice patience?

1-Others often see impatient people as arrogant, insensitive, and impulsive. They can be viewed as poor decision makers, because they make quick judgments or interrupt people. Some people will even avoid impatient people, because of their poor people skills and bad tempers.

2-People with these personality traits are unlikely to be at the top of the list for promotions to leadership positions. Impatience can even affect relationships at home.

3-The more patient you are with others, the likelier you are to be viewed positively by your peers and your managers, not to mention your family and friends.

Signs of Impatience

Low breathing (short breaths).

Muscle tightness.

Hand clasping/tightening.

Wiggling/restless feet.






To fight back impatience one has to find out the real cause behind it.

1-Find out who triggers you the most,

2-what situation push you towards impatience,

3- Talk to your loved ones, co-workers,

4-Often hunger leads to stress and stress leads to impatience. Feed yourself with small meals.

5-   Keep a journal with you to record when you start to feel impatient. Write down what the situation is, and why you’re getting frustrated.

6-dentifying your triggers helps because it forces you to examine your actions and uncover why you’re doing what you’re doing. This knowledge also helps you devise strategies to avoid becoming impatient.

7-Of course, it would be great if you could avoid the triggers that make you impatient. But for most of us, that’s just not possible. So you have to learn to manage impatience instead.

Symptoms Management-

Often we all fail to the clutch of impatience; however it’s important to practice the following steps to overcome the habit of pique –

  • Deep breathing that is pretty slow can be paramount in changing your mood and it can help your nerves to relax that makes your mind calm and your blood pressure normal along with a rhythmic heartbeat.
  • Try to take a walk from the situation that is triggering all the troubles.Acquirethe power to control your emotions. Recall, that you are the master of the situation as far as your emotion is concerned, either you can react badly or you can walk away with your head held high without uttering a word. It all depends upon you.
  • Force yourself to relax. Even if the person before you is the main trigger of your anger speak to him/her pretty slowly. Your calmness can douse the fire of anger, thus making you more powerful.
  • Practise silence. Often in impatience we tend to shout say slangs, act idiotic, but hey that’s not necessary at all. Be MR COOL and ward off your impatience. Remember your anger can destroy your position at work, at home or anywhere. That’s why keep a reign over your own frustrations.

5-Practice active listening and empathic listening as it helps to create a better atmosphere..Make sure you give other people your full attention, and patiently plan your response to what they say.

6-Remind yourself that your impatience rarely gets others to move faster – in fact; it can interfere with other people’s ability to perform complex or highly-skilled work. All you’re doing is creating more stress, which is completely unproductive.

7-Although, it may sound funny, but do talk to yourself. Ask yourself to be more forgiving and compassionate. Harsh words cause scars that hardly go away. So be more gentlemen in your approach towards your colleagues, friends, family, etc. Softly spoken words are more effective in real world. Nobody likes a critical, harsh man.

8-If your impatience causes you to react in anger toward others, use anger management techniques to calm down.

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Remember that, although many people are naturally patient, the rest of us must practice patience for it to become a habit. Becoming more patient won’t happen overnight, but do persist – it’s so significant!


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