For as long as we have businesses and work, we will always have stress. However stress is actually one major problem that not a lot of people know how to manage.
A lot of articles that focus on stress management often times look at things long-term as opposed to anything that can be done immediately.
From implementing changes and teaching managers how to be better managers, these things take time and effort.
During that time many people can feel overwhelmed with stress or perhaps the changes fail to get implemented.
But there is certainly ways to deal with stress immediately (outside of these methods) and it falls on your shoulders to deal with your own stress.
If you don’t handle it, stress can make you grow impatient.
In fact your source of being impatient could be stress related.
Find Your Stressors
It sounds so simple, but it can be tricky, after all most people who are stressed are normally stressed for prolonged periods of time.
Until you learn what exactly is stressing you out, a lot of us will continue to go through life the same way as we have been.
We are accustomed to our own sense of work flow as well as the cycle that we play out.
Like I said with habits, our day is comprised of what we do habit wise.
If you have a habit of working long hours, then you may get stressed if you feel overwhelmed at work.
A habit of sleeping in can lead you to getting to work late every day. This could result in poorer performance. Worse, it could be a leading factor to making a mistake that costs you your job or a client.
These particular events can be points of stress for us, especially since we have some level of value on our job and a lot on our own life and well being.
Of course, this is only scratching the surface as those particular habits can have effects on other aspects of our lives too.
Those too can lead to us getting stressed or impatient as well.
Make Yourself Wait
Once you understand your stressors, the next thing you want to do to approach your stress is replace that habit with something else.
One such habit is the act of waiting.
Through waiting or even meditating, you begin to understand little by little what stresses you out. Furthermore you can give yourself reasons to meditate or wait.
We live in a world where everything is delivered to us pre-cut, and that we expect instant results in a gym. It’s through those expectations that stressors can form. It can put us in a mindset where we have unrealistic expectations.
With this in mind, it makes sense that even though that’s our reality, waiting makes us feel happier in the long-run. You could also use the concept of delayed gratification to further prove that.
In the end, waiting gives you a time to pause.
In a world where we are constantly moving, some times progress isn’t exactly what you need.
There has always been a time to get moving and a time to pause and carefully consider your options
It’s Up To You To Manage Stress And Impatience
You and you alone are in control of yourself and how you feel. Waiting is certainly one way to remove impatience from yourself. Furthermore it can be a tactic to help you further embrace the process.
At the end of the day, when we have a reason to wait and exercise our patience, the more resilient we are to taking action from a clear and creative space.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon
This post is part of an 3 month writing challenge that I’m committing myself to. Every day for 3 months, I’ll be writing articles with specific criteria in mind. You can learn all about my reasoning as well as what that criteria is right here. This is 70 of 91 of this series.
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