Impatience has been around for a long time.There’s nothing new about people losing their patience while stuck in traffic or waiting in line. Some analysts suggest that in recent years many people are less patient because of technology. The instant results we get from this technology have in turn increased our appetite for instant gratification in other aspect of our lives, and we expect things to move quickly & efficiently the way we want. When that doesn’t happen, we become frustrated & irritable. We’ve lost the art of slowing down and enjoying the moment.
Sometimes we find ourselves walking too fast, eating too fast,driving too fast,spending money fast. The few moments we wait for a traffic light to change or for a computer to boot may seem like an eternity. Some of you will not be even patient enough to read this post, because you’re accustomed to navigating speedily through webpages, jumping from blurb to blurb hoping to land on the main point as quickly as possible.
Impatience will cost you money and friendships, and cause you pain because it is always followed by bad decisions. Who wants to be with someone who is always tapping his/her toes all the time or looking at the watch all the time? Yes; impatience is not a very attractive quality.
There are ways to curb this trend. First of all, identify the causes of your impatience and avoid them. What triggers your impatience? Are there specific individuals who try your patience? Are you likely to lose your patience when you wait or when you are running late?
Secondly, Simplify your life, it is difficult to cultivate patience when you have many things to do, many places to be, and many people to keep in touch with. So learn to slow down and smell the roses. Budget your time and set your priorities wisely.
Be realistic. Things don’t always happen as we wish or as fast as we want it. So instead of losing your patience over circumstances that are beyond your control, try to identify the things that you can control. Wishing y’all a blissful week ahead. Cheers!!