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Last week we looked at the intimate relationship between patience and anger, the symptoms of impatience and finding your triggers. This week we explore the psychological impact of losing patience and its consequences.


The psychological impact of losing patience and its consequences


When we lose patience we invariably suffer with the difficult and uncomfortable emotions of frustration, stress and anger. Indeed, with so many negative emotions associated with a lack of patience, it’s surprising we don’t prioritize overcoming impatience more.


In reality though, I think the impatience evident in those who are actively working to overcome it is a testimony to how challenging cultivating more patience can be. I also believe that all too often we resign ourselves to having to be a slave to our emotions but fear not – this needn’t be the case!