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How to Be a More Patient Person

nytimes.com

Patience decreases negative emotions and conditions like anxiety and depression. It also increases empathy, generosity and compassion.

Patience as a personality trait can be cultivated and modified.

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  1. Interpersonal: Remaining calm when the other person is upset or being a jerk.
  2. Handling Hardships: Being able to see the positive in a serious setback.
  3. Daily Annoyances: Not be irritated by the daily hassles and delays.

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Most of us have heard of the ‘fight or flight’ response while we face a problem, obstacle or danger. Impatience is the ‘fight’ part of the same.

Our brains have a set of nervous tissue called the Amygdalae which is not nuanced enough to understand that all threats and dangers are...

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We need to intercept the communication we do with ourselves and listen with an awareness of what we tell ourselves about a crisis situation.

If we are able to address this problem with awareness and interrupt the stress-response cycle, then we are free of the reactive ‘fight or fl...

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When faced with a bothersome situation, use the technique known as the cognitive reappraisal and reframe the unpleasantness of the circumstances with a larger sense of integrity and background, recalling how you may also have done the same in the past, or how this is helping you grow as ...

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Mere trying does not cut the cake of patience, and just like a marathon, one has to cultivate it with a plan, not expecting immediate positive outcomes.

One has to develop this skill with time and consistency, just like a muscle.

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One can game the system and not be in situations where there could be a fight or flight response. If you hate rush-hour traffic, avoid it with a vengeance. If you don’t like waiting in a waiting room play your favourite game on your smartphone during that time.

It is also a great idea to c...

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It is good to have achievable targets and not to overbook or overschedule your day in such a way that everything feels annoying, as that can lead to self-sabotage.

If a small inconvenience can make you aggravated, don’t have too much on your plate in the first place.

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