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10:48 a.m. ~Karen

Patience is an art that some of us have mastered but many of us still have some work to do (myself included). We may get short with our kids or co-workers, may have trouble controlling road rage, get impatient when waiting on someone else’s input on a project. There are a myriad of incidents that can get us frustrated, many of them can be considered ‘little things”. Learning the art of patience can help us find more success, healthier personal and business relationships, and dramatically improve our overall wellbeing, both physically and mentally.

What are the Benefits of Patience?

Several benefits come with having more patience during our lives according to Some of these benefits include:

  1. You avoid health issues: Having patience can put us at a lower risk of heart conditions, anxiety, and depression. The reason for this is that our bodies feel less stressed when we are more patient. 
  2. You make better decisions: You won’t rush into something because you are worried about it taking too long. You can slow down and make a smart decision.
  3. It is easier to be happy: Patience allows us to feel happier. When we have less stress and anxiety, we can feel more tranquil and better overall.
  4. You find life is easier: Your journey in life is easier if you can reduce the stress and just be patient in life.     

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Everyone can work on their patience, bringing in more and helping them feel less stressed and happier. Finding the right tips to add to your life to have more patience is the key to making that happen. 

How to Become More Patient

Now it is time to look at some of the steps that you need to take to be more patient in your daily life. Some of the best steps to help with this include:

  1. Be mindful of your thoughts: While a situation can make you frustrated, you get to determine how you react to it. You can secure your thought before it becomes an action and turn it into something more peaceful too.
  2. Figure out what makes you impatient: You need to learn more about your triggers and what makes you impatient overall. When you learn what these triggers are, you will be able to avoid them or find methods better deal with those things.
  3. Show gratitude: When you show more gratitude in your daily life, you will be happier and won’t have impatience take over your life any longer.
  4. Set short-term goals: Setting goals and celebrating your achievements will give you something amazing to look forward to and can help out.
  5. Make yourself wait: When you make yourself wait and think through something, you will find that it is easier for you to learn patience too. This can be hard but is still very good for helping you slow down. 
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Patience is one of the most underestimated strengths, but one in which we can all develop. Being patient is a skill that takes time. At times people that have mastered the art of patience are wrongly associated with being passive or with not having strong boundaries. In fact, patience improves your ability to accept setbacks and have a more enjoyable life.


While it would be nice to wake up one day and have a ton of patience, this is not always possible. By following some of the tips above, you can add more patience to your life, along with more happiness. But, always remember: Successfully learning patience doesn’t come overnight!


Here’s hoping that your life journey is full of patience, peace, and health.




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