7 Strategies to
More Patience

7 Strategies to More Patience

Patience according to Wikipedia: the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance or anger in a negative way.

Long story short: being patient is simply your ability to tolerate and persevere when the going gets rough. The ability to keep calm and think clearly in tough times. The ability to wait without becoming annoyed or anxious.

Being patient is a crucial thing to have to lead a successful life. Patience is power! Why?

You will make better decisions. Not a chance that you’ll make very big mistake because you don’t make hasty decisions. You will reduce the stress in your life. You understand that some things take longer than others and that waiting for things to happen is not always a bad thing. As you become more patient the less stressed, angry and overwhelmed you`ll get. And last but not least, your patience will make you a nicer person because you are more flexible and understanding towards others mistakes and shortcomings.

Patience is a mindset, which doesn’t come overnight. Be ready to work hard and be prepared for a journey. Patience only comes with patience.

So here they are: seven strategies to mold yourself into a more patient, easy-going person!

Understand your triggers

Impatience is something which is triggered. The trigger is different for everybody. To become more patient you have to try to understand what your trigger is. What is that thing that you think about or feel right before you lose it?

Counteract your triggers

Once you understand what your trigger is you can work on counteracting it. Do calming exercises or techniques whenever you feel the trigger building up.

Build self-confidence

Impatience usually appears when you feel let down, when you don’t feel in control or maybe you feel like your hands are tied. You want something to happen now, but you cannot seem to speed things up. A bold and confident person will accept the situation as it is and work with it. So to become more patient realize that patience and confidence go hand in hand.

Put on your ‘Positive’ glasses

Patience is all about perspective. How do you look at the situation? Don’t focus on the negatives but emphasize the positive things. For example if you miss your bus focus on the exercise you’ll get from walking. Focus on the fact that you can enjoy the fresh air. Give a positive spin on everything you do. You will not just reduce tension but you`ll become a much happier person.

Change your attitude

Try answering this question when you’re impatient ‘Why are you in such a hurry?’ Even if something happens a few seconds or even minutes late, nothing will happen. The task will still get done and everything will still work out. Don’t give yourself useless stress.


Try to be a step ahead of the game. Visualize yourself facing the problem before it happens and set goals for how you are going to react.

Periodically release tension and stress

Impatience is the blowing up of a buildup of stress and anxiety. Try throughout your day to release stress and clean your system. You can try things as exercising, breathing exercises, stress balls, yoga or meditation.


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Mirjam Stoffels

Founder of seven2success, author of ‘Daily Little Secrets to Success’ and guest blogger at TEDxRoermond, Project Eve and 365 dagen succesvol. In my mission to make seven2success the biggest platform of knowledge and inspiration for women, I want to inspire you with our content! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Let’s to connect! And do you want to inspire other women? Write for us!

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