The definition of patience
1: the ability to wait for a long time without becoming annoyed or upset.
2: the ability to remain calm when dealing with problems or with difficult people.
3: the ability to give attention to something for a long time without becoming bored or losing interest. Example: not having the patience to do crossword puzzles.
Having patience means being able to wait calmly in the face of frustration or adversity. Think of the unemployed person who persistently fills out job applications or the cancer patient waiting for treatment to work. In public, it’s the impatient ones who grab all our attention: drivers honking in traffic, grumbling customers in slow-moving lines.
Ever hear the phrase “Good things come to those who wait.” Here is why it is good to have patience in life.
1. Enjoy better mental health and experience less depression or negative emotions. Using patience help cope better with stressful situations, are more mindful, feel more gratitude, have a greater sense of abundance and often are satisfied with life.
2. Become better friends and neighbors. In relationships with others, patience becomes a form of kindness, a warmth or cooperation. Patient people tended to be less lonely, displaying more generosity, compassion, mercy, and forgiveness.
3. Patience helps achieve our goals. The road to achievement is a long one, and those without patience, who want to see results immediately, may not be willing to walk it. Patient people often exerting more effort toward their goals, make more progress and were more satisfied when they achieved the goals. 4. Patience is linked to good health. Patient people in general have overall better health.
Here is how to cultivate patience:
*Reframe the situation. Patience involves conscious thoughts and beliefs. If a colleague is late to a meeting, you can fume about lack of respect, or use those extra 15 minutes and see it as an opportunity. Patience is linked to self-control, and consciously trying to regulate our emotions can help train self-control.
*Practice mindfulness. The practice of mindfulness, clients became more willing to wait. Taking a deep breath and noticing feelings of anger or anxiousness can help respond with more patience.
*Practice gratitude. Adults who feel grateful are better at patiently delaying gratification.
Learning and practicing patience, brings us closer to a more relaxed, calm life.