Ways to cultivate patience

Feeling impatient is an automatic emotional response to situations beyond our control that involves our conscious thoughts and beliefs. It is important we find ways to cultivate patience so that we become less irritated by people and things. It is particularly important in these challenging times of world change.

To bring about change around being impatient, it is important we learn to take a look at our circumstances and begin to perceive our thoughts differently, so that we are able to find a way through, without becoming impatient or irritated. Cultivating and having patience is linked to good health.

In a 2007 study, Schnitker and Emmons found that people who were patient were less likely to struggle with health problems like ulcers, diarrhoea, headaches and colds. There are ways for us to build and cultivate patience.

Practicing and mastering the art of being mindful is important. Take a deep breath and notice your feelings, stand back on your circumstances, so that you’re looking at your issue from the outside in, so you’re not continually being caught up in the moment.

Practice gratitude. Having and being grateful for what and who we have in our lives goes a long way to cultivating patience. Families must all work together. Governments, society and communities must also work together.

Patience is a virtue which once we have mastered will change our lives indefinitely. We’re living through a pandemic, patience has become even more important.

Source: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/

On another note, another milestone has been reached…

“What are you going to do with your website Ilana? I don’t know, just let me work on WordPress and we’ll see. Another milestone reached. The CP Diary is 10 years old today. Into my 11th year writing blogs and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you to everyone for your continued support.”

17 May, 2020

2 thoughts on “Ways to cultivate patience

  1. It makes sense that patient people are less likely to suffer form stress related conditions such as those you mention. Patience is indeed a virtue which clearly has rewards.

    Many congratulations on reaching your 10th anniversary too. That is an amazing achievement for which we are all grateful.

    Well done you!

    1. I appreciate the sentiment, thank you. Yes, as you say, patience is a virtue. Patience is something more of us must hone in on.

      Being patient and being there for others is important. We must all do more to be patient with each other, particularly at this time given the pandemic.

      Added to that I also think it is important we talk about things.

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