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PATIENCE IS A ROOM

Author: Maureen Eugene

Scholars and many other people have long defined patience. Some say patience is the ability to accept delay without becoming annoyed or anxious. Funnily enough, it’s easier said than done. It’s easier defined than practiced by most people. A word like patience is defined so simply, but it’s a tug of war incorporating it into our daily lives. But how do you define it, so it becomes easy to meld? How do you define patience so that it becomes natural to live without you being urged to have it?

How to define patience so that it becomes a part of you.

That becomes possible when you see patience as a room. A room that allows you to exercise it. For example, you have an office, and in that office is a waiting room with chairs. And when you look outside, many people are waiting outside to come in. However, the room is small to contain this number of people. In this case, patience is that room that allows a certain number of people or things to come in. But what matters is if there is enough space to allow these people. If there is not enough space, what then is occupying the space? 

A lack of patience can be analogized to a small room. When you think you’re running out of patience, there may be things occupying the space of patience. Perhaps you are waiting for something, and you can no longer wait, then something is wrong. The room may be populated with lots of baggage, pretty why you find it impossible to exercise the amount of patience you need. In such situations, it’s impossible to be active and productive. This situation is because your mind is clogged with thoughts. It results in thoughts about making things work instantly, thoughts on how to be ahead, and other times needless thoughts. These thoughts will never make room for patience. They are the baggage. They are the clutter that needs to be removed so that you can make room for patience and be able to wait. 

How do you make room for patience?

Seeing that patience is a room, it’s natural for a room to be filled up and keep other things waiting. It lies in your power to maintain the space for other things to come in. Below are ways to make room for patience.

  • Clear the mental clutter:

Begin by clearing the clutter messing up your head. Mental clutter hampers your productivity, and it makes you less happy and impatient. It can as well affect your choices. When the mind is filled with several things and not focusing on one, it’s possible to make the wrong choice from such a state. 

  • Buffer between activities

Rushing from one activity to the next generates anxiety; the reason is our attention spans are short, and we have a little tolerance for boredom; rushing into the next move can result in boredom. Your life deserves a break once your brain cools down, your power to reason returns.

  • Reframe your thoughts:

Consciously reframe your thought process as to why things happen the way they do. For example, the gas at home didn’t run out just so that you can’t cook, or the door didn’t get jammed so that you can’t get into you Patience is a room

Scholars and many other people have long defined patience. Some say patience is the ability to accept delay without becoming annoyed or anxious. Funnily enough, it’s easier said than done. It’s easier defined than practiced by most people. A word like patience is defined so simply, but it’s a tug of war incorporating it into our daily lives. But how do you define it, so it becomes easy to meld? How do you define patience so that it becomes natural to live without you being urged to have it?

How to define patience so that it becomes a part of you.

That becomes possible when you see patience as a room. A room that allows you to exercise it. For example, you have an office, and in that office is a waiting room with chairs. And when you look outside, many people are waiting outside to come in. However, the room is small to contain this number of people. In this case, patience is that room that allows a certain number of people or things to come in. But what matters is if there is enough space to allow these people. If there is not enough space, what then is occupying the space? 

A lack of patience can be analogized to a small room. When you think you’re running out of patience, there may be things occupying the space of patience. Perhaps you are waiting for something, and you can no longer wait, then something is wrong. The room may be populated with lots of baggage, pretty why you find it impossible to exercise the amount of patience you need. In such situations, it’s impossible to be active and productive. This situation is because your mind is clogged with thoughts. It results in thoughts about making things work instantly, thoughts on how to be ahead, and other times needless thoughts. These thoughts will never make room for patience. They are the baggage. They are the clutter that needs to be removed so that you can make room for patience and be able to wait. 

How do you make room for patience?

Seeing that patience is a room, it’s natural for a room to be filled up and keep other things waiting. It lies in your power to maintain the space for other things to come in. Below are ways to make room for patience.

  • Clear the mental clutter:

Begin by clearing the clutter messing up your head. Mental clutter hampers your productivity, and it makes you less happy and impatient. It can as well affect your choices. When the mind is filled with several things and not focusing on one, it’s possible to make the wrong choice from such a state. 

  • Buffer between activities

Rushing from one activity to the next generates anxiety; the reason is our attention spans are short, and we have a little tolerance for boredom; rushing into the next move can result in boredom. Your life deserves a break once your brain cools down, your power to reason returns.

  • Reframe your thoughts:

Consciously reframe your thought process as to why things happen the way they do. For example, the gas at home didn’t run out just so that you can’t cook, or the door didn’t get jammed so that you can’t get into your office. Learn to have a different perspective and approach to life matters in general.

  • Focus:

Whether it’s a work task, chores or conversations, focus on one at a time. Being able to concentrate can automatically make room for patience. Cultivating and developing the habit of focus and patience will be easier.

  • Humor:

Reframe impatient situations into humor, choosing to create happy moments around simulators. Make light-hearted comments about problems that tend to get you impatient.

  • Practice patience:

Create a strategy to be more patient. Identify the things that trigger your impatience, avoid them, and engage in activities that would calm your nerves and relax your mind. Do something that you love that will, in turn, keep you at ease. Never get tired of life.

Our workplace, home, and countless activities would drive you impatient because they expect a lot from us. Patience is a room; the bigger the room, the greater your chance and power to overcome impatience and anxiety.  

r office. Learn to have a different perspective and approach to life matters in general.

  • Focus:

Whether it’s a work task, chores or conversations, focus on one at a time. Being able to concentrate can automatically make room for patience. Cultivating and developing the habit of focus and patience will be easier.

  • Humor:

Reframe impatient situations into humor, choosing to create happy moments around simulators. Make light-hearted comments about problems that tend to get you impatient.

  • Practice patience:

Create a strategy to be more patient. Identify the things that trigger your impatience, avoid them, and engage in activities that would calm your nerves and relax your mind. Do something that you love that will, in turn, keep you at ease. Never get tired of life. Our workplace, home, and countless activities would drive you impatient because they expect a lot from us. Patience is a room; the bigger the room, the greater your chance and power to overcome impatience and anxiety. 

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