Other than my anxiety struggles, my biggest struggle is being able to be patient with others and myself. I am probably one of the most impatient people in the world, and it honestly sucks.
I hate waiting and I hate when things aren’t moving quick enough. One of my biggest pet peeves is a slow driver in the left hand lane. The point of the lane is to drive fast enough to pass the car that is going too slow. However, if you aren’t willing to drive the speed limit, then don’t get in the lane. I can’t count the amount of times I have yelled at people from the inside of my car because they are moving too slow. I also don’t like when I am scheduled to leave somewhere at a certain time, and I end up leaving later because of someone else.
Being impatient is a problem, but my biggest problem with my patience or lack there of, is that I get aggravated and mad at people, and I tend to come off with an attitude when I’m talking to them. I know that it’s the wrong thing to do, but it just happens, and then thanks to my anxiety, I feel like they don’t like me or are mad at me for snapping in a heated moment.
So I need to figure out how to find patience in my life, and keep myself from snapping at the people I care about when something doesn’t go as perfectly as I think it should. And that has been a struggle for me. No matter how hard I try not to get annoyed at something, old habits kick in, and I resort back to my old impatient ways.
Out of all the things I’ve tried, the only thing that can calm me down and not lose my patience is to go for a walk. Walking helps me to clear my head, and forget about all the things that are bothering me.
So I want to know what YOU guys do to help deal with impatience behaviors. What helps you calm down before you snap at someone you care about? Leave a comment below or tweet me at @thelifemotto 🙂
Until Next Time!