Patience is a virtue they say, unfortunately one that I (sometimes) have a limited and selective supply of.
Thankfully with my grandchildren I seem to have an unlimited abundance of patience, perhaps because I now realize, thanks to the wisdom acquired over my years, that it’s the little things that matter in life.
And time, I have much more time to spend on the small things, including the special small people in my life.
I also lead a much less stressful life than I did when my three sons were young. Back then I had two full time jobs, one outside the home and one within. It has been proven that patience is inversely related to stress. Who hasn’t noticed that when they are stressed, the smallest of annoyances makes them impatient and when you become impatient, you feel agitated and stressed?
Of course there are still many things that test the level of my patience. Things like:
- long lineups, anywhere
- bad drivers
- unnecessary traffic lights
- commercials/advertisements when watching or reading shows/stories etc
- people that consider themselves “experts” on social media that offer bad advice and inaccurate/wrong information
Thankfully, the things that make me impatient are not encountered as frequent these days.
What level is your patience at? Do/did you find it better or worse during Covid restrictions? What do you do to relieve the stress that impatience brings on or the impatience that stress brings on?