Patience is the ability to tolerate delay, adversity, and provocation calmly and without complaint. It can be achieved with some help.
You will need
- Exercise (optional)
Step 1 Understand triggers Understand what triggers impatience in you. When you feel impatient, notice what happens just before you lose it.
Step 2 Counteract triggers Counteract your triggers with something calming such as counting to 10 or walking away.
Step 3 Visualize Visualize how you will act the next time you feel impatient. Practice what you will do and say.
Step 4 Set goals Set reasonable goals for yourself. Be patient for one hour and then, eventually, for longer periods of time.
Regular exercise can help you release tension and maintain equilibrium.
Step 5 Practice breathing Practice deep breathing so you can calm yourself at any time. Take a deep breath, hold it, and then exhale slowly.
Step 6 Slow down Slow down and don’t expect things to happen immediately.
Did You Know:
Did you know? The saying “All good things come to those who wait” comes from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “The Student’s Tale.”