Have you noticed that when someone loses patience with you, it’s often not because of something you said, but something they’re struggling with and yet they won’t admit to that?
You know they’re losing their patience with you, because they’re unreasonable on something you said that was totally reasonable. Stressful situations will always culminate in us being less patient, when the other person is being reasonable. The more we practice though, the better we will be.
Even the most impatient person can learn to be more patient. It’s a skill that needs honing. If we’re aware that we’re not being patient, just by pressing the rewind button, sooner or later we can change. It’s important we stand back and assess where we can do things differently and then go back in. We have to take responsibility for ourselves so that we don’t blame someone else for how we really feel.
So why do we lose patience?
It’s usually a trigger, an issue that we’re dealing with that starts us off. By putting our triggers into perspective we’re more likely to be in control of how we react. Being frustrated is also another trigger factor. We must find ways of relieving our frustrations, without taking our frustrations out on others. Our frustrations aren’t someone else’s frustrations.
Communication helps with patience. Always say what you feel, before it gets to that point where you begin to lose patience. It’s wrong to assume others understand telepathically how we feel. We must learn to respond without kicking off.
I believe that when we’re in a less stressful place, we are more patient. Unfortunately, patience isn’t an overnight fix, it can take years of practice to master.