Monday, 24 August 2015
LIFSTYLE: Patience is a virtue
Honestly I never thought I would be writing a blog post about patience.
Anyone that knew me previously would almost certainly say I have little to no patience. Queues would leave me stressed as I hated waiting. In fact having to wait for anything would bring me close to tears in frustration. I wanted everything now!
Now don't get me wrong, this doesn't mean I was some spoilt little kid who would through a strop at the first signs of not getting my own way. But I was more of an instant gratification kind of gal, so sticking with anything that takes time to see results was always pretty tricky for me. Possibly why I never stuck with any kind of club or fashion.
But in recent months, from pretty much nowhere I've developed a true resilience and quite an impressive amount of patience. Queues no longer faze me. I either wait my turn quietly, usually with phone in hand for a twitter update, or chat with a fellow blogger, or if the dreaded happens, and there is no signal (this happens way more than it should for it being 2015!!) I make mental to do lists or come up with ideas for blog posts, or marketing initiatives for work, or a food shop list.... I could go on.
As for all those frustrating little things in life that would infuriate many, I have grown to just let them go by and not concern me too much. Waiting in hospital for Dann whilst he had his nose reset wasn't the most amount of fun I've had, but I was a lot less stressed than the old me would have been.
I have more patience for people, ones I know, and complete strangers. I don't mind waiting. I don't mind that some things don't happen straight away.
Some things are just worth waiting for.
Our house - we waited six months to move in and have those shiny keys, but boy was it worth it in the end.
I waited months for my near-perfect job to land in my lap, and I've never been happier at work.
This blog. It's still growing. But I'm happy.
And I think that's the key to my success with my new-found patience - being happy.
I'm really happy right now - I mean I still have moments of sadness, anger, frustration, but generally, I'm happy. And that's because I've changed my outlook on life - you can read about that here. I'm trying to be a happier, more positive person. I want to be supportive and inspiring for my friends and family.
And to be honest, life is too damn short to get caught up in other peoples drama and problems; it's too short to get upset with little things that won't change if you scream, shout or cry at them. Accept that something's are just the way they are because they are. Make the best of a bad situation, and remember it's not forever, and you have so many things to be thankful for.
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