We all get impatient from time to time. Sometimes we need something and it just doesn’t happen fast enough for us! This can be frustrating, especially when you feel like there is nothing that you can do to make the process go faster.
The truth is that there are some things that you can do in order to help alleviate your impatience and stop feeling so frustrated! In this blog post, we have compiled a list of 10 steps that will help anyone who wants to learn how to stop being so impatient.
1. Be mindful of the things that make you impatient
For people that tend to multitask, it becomes frustrating when they are interrupted and are not making progress.
It is important to be mindful of our thoughts and understanding this helps, writing down what tends to make you inpatient would be a good way to free your mind.
It helps to slow down and actually focus on just one task at a time and remove stressors that are around.
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2. Make yourself wait
One of the best ways to practice patience and help yourself to reduce being impatient is to make yourself wait.
A study showed that waiting for things actually makes us happier in the long run. It helps to start with the smaller things before diving head-on into much bigger things.
3. Stop doing things that are not important
There are some things that tend to take the focus from the major things we do, one way to curb the stress would be to stop doing those things.
Create a schedule of all the things you need to get done and take out the things that are not important and will take your time. Consciously remove the things that cause stress, and you would see how you stop being impatient.
4. Relax and take deep breaths
When you are stressed, it would help to take deep breaths, which would work in calming the mind and the body, this is the fastest and easiest ways to relieve yourself from the feeling of being impatient.
The end game is to find a way to de-stress and if a deep breath does not cut it, you could always take a walk, anything that helps you clear your head.
5. Practice gratitude
Gratitude has played a huge role in improving health, practicing thankfulness can help in countering negative moods and feelings of patience.
So next time before you want to get grumpy, try practicing gratitude and see how it will change your mood.
6. Get a good nights rest
It is not rocket science that not getting enough sleep can mess with our mood, it makes you on edge and super easy to get mad.
Getting a goodnight uninterrupted rest might just be that one thing you need.
7. Don’t be quick to react
One way to deal with a frustrating situation is to focus on something else rather than the cause of that situation.
Learn to distract yourself from whatever might be causing you to get upset, it could even be with other things around you, just to distract yourself from stress.
8. Eat slowly
Eating slowly has been seen as a way to reduce impulsive behaviors, and it makes you a patient person.
You could always try it out, make your favorite meal and eat slowly and see how your level of patience increases.
9. Meditate daily
There are a lot of benefits when it comes to meditating daily. Daily and constant meditation helps in building inner calmness, that will not be affected when you find yourself in any stressful situation.
Meditation Is great because you do not need any special equipment, just your butt on the ground, and you are good to go, and you would begin to see yourself less and less inpatient.
10. Provide validation and instruction
Being impatient thrives on where there is a disconnection. If you do not know what the problem is, there is a high chance you are heading for a meltdown.
Validation is a way that communicates understanding and helps to facilitate connection. Validating actions help to shape behavior and communication skills, which can help tamper being inpatient.
The key to cutting down on your impatience is understanding that patience isn’t something you’re born with. It’s a skill and like all skills, it can be learned and improved over time. There are 10 steps we’ve outlined above for how you can learn the art of being patient.