Have Patience…

NaBloPoMo 2021

How do you cultivate patience when you happen to be

A type A, go-getter, always-in-a-hurry kind of personality

When people do not catch up to your speed

When you have to wait to fulfill your need

How do you maintain calm and take things in your stride

How do you stop yourself from seething inside

This is a question to which I am trying to find

Answers that are realistic for my racing mind..

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I know it starts with adequate sleep

(A promise I make to myself and cannot keep)

Adequate hydration and nourishing meals

Are next in line to keep one even-keel

A work-life balance which appears reasonable

Is imperative but frequently, not attainable

Developing a hobby, practicing mindfulness

Can help develop patience for times of duress

Spending time alone to daydream

(Which often a waste of productivity does seem)

Can help one get centered and be patient

All these strategies help to some extent..

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The most important way to have a patient attitude

Is, by far, to live life with a feeling of gratitude

To be reminded that each day is a gift

To experience life, to improve and uplift

Even when sleep, food, leisure time fall short

Channeling gratitude in a sticky situation often helps me abort

The impatience that threatens to escalate

It helps me get to a much calmer state

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I am an impatient person, and I won’t lie

To be patient, harder I have to try

Small improvements with daily practice come

Eventually I hope a patient human being I become

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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