Patience. This is definitely something we need a lot of these days!
This word, patience, has been coming up often in my work with my clients (especially with the clients who are doing the combined 3-month Soul Level Animal Communication® and Coaching package). The response to this word has been very interesting. Some people embrace it, some resist it and others aren’t sure what to do with it.
For me, I’m finding my patience is quite thin these days. I believe this is because of the challenges associated with COVID-19 and everything we are experiencing as humans right now. It’s a stressful time, which I know causes me to respond differently than I would normally.
The biggest patience challenge I’ve observed, surprisingly, isn’t how someone treats another person, it’s whether they treat themselves with patience.
Let’s face it, most of us are in unchartered territory when it comes to living our lives during a pandemic, which can lead to all kinds of different emotions and actions. For example, do you:
- put unnecessary pressure on yourself because you are doing something for the first time (e.g., setting up a Zoom meeting with a client, creating the ability to serve your customers safely in-person)
- get frustrated because someone asks you a question regarding the way to handle something new during COVID-19 that you can’t answer
- feel overwhelmed with all the new things that HAVE TO BE DONE now that things are starting to re-open
- find it sometimes challenging to simply remember some of the new protocols of our time, such as social distancing when you venture out into the world.
When one of these situations listed above happens to you, how patient are you with yourself? Offering yourself patience in these types of situations, can prevent you from the mental beating of negative self-talk.
There are many benefits to being patient with yourself. For example,
- better overall health, because you’re less stressed
- a more positive mental outlook because you’re not having to recover from harsh negative self-talk
- a more confident approach to moving things forward in your life.
These are just a few benefits. For each person, the benefits can and probably will be different.
Figuring out how you can be more patient with yourself in this very strange and uncertain time, can help to make life more manageable. Besides, why should you only be patient with others? Don’t you deserve the same patience you would give to a trusted friend or loved one? I believe you do!