R U impatient?


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It takes time for apple blossoms (see photo) to turn into apples. And it takes time for puppies to grow into dogs. But it seems like everything else in life is fair game when it comes to trying to hurry it up.

Are you impatient with life?

Do you expect to get instant results in your relationships? If so, you are needlessly, and probably heedlessly, producing a lot of stress, not only for yourself but those around you.

A big part of relationships is learning give-and-take. When your own agenda and the results you are determined to get take over your thinking and become more important than whether everyone is happy, then you’ve got a situation on your hands that’s going to backfire. Soon. If it hasn’t already.

The cure? (You know I’ll give you some tips, right? I wouldn’t leave you clueless.) Try these steps:

  1. BREATHE.  Stop what you’re doing, stop all the planning and scheming and second-guessing. And simply breathe. Look around you and notice where you are. Find something pretty to look at, such as a tree or flower
Comments (12)

Lauren McEachran

June 22, 2010

Great post Evelyn! Something I always need a reminder with ~ patience :-)
Its funny how whenever I'm impatient and in a hurry, the universe will find a way to slow me down. Especially when I get stuck behind a slow driver when I'm in a hurry or running late. I just smile to myself now when that happens :-)

Lauren McEachran

June 22, 2010

Great post Evelyn! Something I always need a reminder with ~ patience :-)
Its funny how whenever I'm impatient and in a hurry, the universe will find a way to slow me down. Especially when I get stuck behind a slow driver when I'm in a hurry or running late. I just smile to myself now when that happens :-)

Evelyn Brooks

June 22, 2010

Crazy WordPress cut off half my post! First it wouldn't publish the post this morning, and now I just noticed that half of it is missing. There were several steps, not just one. :-(

Evelyn Brooks

June 22, 2010

Crazy WordPress cut off half my post! First it wouldn't publish the post this morning, and now I just noticed that half of it is missing. There were several steps, not just one. :-(

Irene

June 22, 2010

Hi Evelyn:

What a great message you have here. I would love everyone to take note of this. I will visit often.....

Irene

Irene

June 22, 2010

Hi Evelyn:

What a great message you have here. I would love everyone to take note of this. I will visit often.....

Irene

Evelyn Brooks

June 22, 2010

Thanks so much for visiting, Irene!
best, Evelyn

Evelyn Brooks

June 22, 2010

Thanks so much for visiting, Irene!
best, Evelyn

Cherie

June 24, 2010

Maybe we could not handle all the points at once :)

Cherie

June 24, 2010

Maybe we could not handle all the points at once :)

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