How to improve your patience level and lead a better life?
By Smitakshi Guha
It is often said that patience is the key to success. However, lack of control over mind and impatience are often the unwanted imposters hindering you on your way to achieve something fruitful. They are not just bad qualities as onlookers would deem in you, but also your own piece of self destructive tools lying inside of you.
Here are some tips on how you can combat your impatience and grow to become more patient, thus ensuring a better life and understanding towards things—
- Include meditation in your daily routine
Meditation and yoga have a long list of benefits, both in physical health as well as mental health. Coming to the problem of impatience, meditation helps you keep your mind calm, making you less impulsive and helps you take things lightly and not be overly affected by little odds in your day to day life.
- Don’t react, choose to distract
More than 80% of the times your mind ends up creating havoc is due to the fact that you react a little too much. It is quintessential for you to understand that not everything in life deserves a reaction, and if that is too quick for you to adhere to, better start distracting yourself every time you feel the urge to react to something.
- Have a healthy sleeping pattern
Quite often the reason for one’s impulsiveness and impatient mind is due to lack of proper sleep. The mind and body ends up getting inadequate rest due to improper sleep habits and thus creates a puddle of wrecking thoughts inside your head. A sound sleep is a must to keep your mind calm and composed.
- Practice eating slowly
Recent studies have revealed that those who tend to eat faster are synonymous with being impatient and impulsive in life. Try to develop a habit of eating slowly; chewing your food properly for right digestion and you can most certainly see a change in terms of your mind getting calmer.
- Find a hobby
Doing something you love to do is relaxing to the mind and body. It calms your mind, keeps you distracted, and is always a perfect stress buster that takes you far from what’s bothering you. Dancing, knitting, cooking, or swimming—take up a hobby of your choice and focus on it to keep your calm persistent.
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