How to be more patient: 12 tips to master patience
How can I develop more patience? In this article you will learn the virtue of having more patience. Use these tips, sayings and wisdom to practice more patience in your life. Read on…
Tip 1 – Feeling impatient? Slowly count to 10
When you sense that feeling of impatience, you just slowly count from 1 to 10. What this does to you varies from person to person and from time to time. That’s why it’s best to just try it out the next time it happens. Maybe it suddenly makes you feel satisfaction and patience!
Tip 2 – Do things more often slowly: this way you train your patience!
When you practice something, it becomes easier and easier! And that is also true with patience. You can just practice it in the most special ways. For example, walk with a toddler while you keep up with his/her pace, or always stand in the longest queue when you’re shopping.
Tip 3 – Accept and tolerate things you cannot control
Acceptance is a quality that will help you to be patient. You surrender, as it were, to what you used to be impatient for. You remain calm and tolerant.
Tip 4 – How can you get more patience? Develop proactive, flexible behavior
This is the other piece of the puzzle of acceptance (the previous tip). Namely: if you do have control over something, tackle it! This is what proactive people do. This way you are always in good shape: can you do something about it, then do something about it. If you can’t do anything about it, accept it.
Tip 5 – Have the end result in mind: Have a goal
Having a goal is good for so many things! And the same goes for patience. You will then know what you are doing it for. You do everything you need to do, and you accept everything that is necessary to achieve that end result. You are willing to set a goal because you know it is fully worth your effort.
Tip 6 – Trust that everything will work out in the end: have faith in the future
You’re now doing what you can and you’re waiting for the results with patience and confidence. It’s really like this: in the end everything will be fine, but it will require a little trust (in combination with action)…
Tip 7 – Don’t just occupy yourself with the future: also enjoy the here and now
You are now doing something to make a success possible later on.
Moreover, thanks to the enjoyment of the here and now, you never have to wait again. Not even if you’re queuing up somewhere or waiting for the delayed public transport!
Tip 8 – Realize that some things require time
It takes time for a flower to sprout or for a tree to emerge from the seed you have planted. Can your wishes be fulfilled immediately? Don’t get frustrated if you can’t immediately reap the benefits of something.
Be willing to wait for the fulfilment of your wishes.
Some thing become worthwhile when they take a certain amount of time.
Tip 9 – Softens things with a sense of humour
Learning and using humour ensures that you immediately stop being impatient.
Tip 10 – Stay loving when other people make mistakes
Save the love if someone makes a mistake. What is more, this ‘mistake’ has been very valuable. Have love for it and all impatience disappears immediately.
Tip 11 – Take a deep breath
This is the smallest, simplest thing you can do. Test it out. For example, use the breathing exercise which I will publish an article about soon.
If you feel impatient, return to the anchor of your breath.
Tip 12 – Is something not yet working? Keep doing your best, time after time
Even if it gets difficult or annoying, you keep trying until it succeeds. Even if you are not ultimately rewarded for all your efforts.
Good luck with developing more patience!