How to be Patient



Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.Robert H. Schuller

Some days I love advice like this and other days I find myself wishing the microwave would cook my meal faster.  As if waiting 4 minutes for an organic burrito is a long time.  This time of year it seems exceptionally difficult to be patient when the whole world outside is teaching patience but it seems the rest of the world is moving faster and faster, time for some non bendy yoga tips on what you and I can do to make this time of year a little easier by being patient with ourselves and others.

Have patience be your goal for the entire day. Take a day and make a serious effort to take your time and think about everything you do. Live in the moment and be mindful of yourself and your surroundings. Think of your day as a movie where you can hit “pause” at any time. Take regular pauses and at the end of the day think over all the decisions you made.

Slow down. Sometimes we must rush, but we think we need to rush more than we actually do. If you are hitting pause a few times each day, you will likely notice when you are rushing for no reason. When this happens, just stop for a minute and practice some non bendy yoga by taking a few deep breaths.

Think before you speak. This means that you pause and consider what you’re going to say before you say it. If we blurt out the first thought that comes to mind without considering the consequences, we often find ourselves saying stupid or offensive things. Practice this for as long as you can.

I’d love to hear from you … Let me know how being patient works for you.


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