Everyone has certain triggers – people, places, or things – that make them feel impatient and stressed and the holiday season only adds more to it. It is important to figure out your most common triggers and think of ways that would help you successfully cope with them.
From fast food to instant contact via email and Smartphones, we are surrounded by products and services that provide instant gratification. The drawback to all of this instant service is that it can lead to unrealistic expectations for ourselves and others and destroys our capacity for patience.
Most of us are familiar with the frustration that begins to grow inside of us whenever we have to wait – for anything. Over time, this frustration causes our stress levels to build and can lead to a short temper along with increased blood pressure!
Try these methods to increase your patience and reduce stress: