Be more patient is indispensable for living your spirituality fully. Things or situations that make you lose your patience are called impatience triggers. What are the triggers in your case? Would it be mainly certain people, such as your spouse, parents, or children? 

Or rather, the question of punctuality: waiting for others or being late, for example? Or the effect of fatigue, hunger, sleep, or stress? Do you lose your temper more often at home or at work? Why is it useful to identify these triggers? 

The wise King Solomon of ancient times wrote, "The wise see calamity and hide themselves; the gullible ignore and have to pay the price" (Proverbs 22:3). According to this Biblical proverb, if you anticipate or "see" an attack of impatience coming, you will be able to avoid it. At first, cultivating patience may require a conscious effort, but over time it will come naturally to you.

Simplify your life to be more patient

You cannot do more than one thing at the same time. Our brains cannot focus on several things at the same time. Over time, dispersion weakens the ability to concentrate, which erodes qualities such as patience, tenacity, common sense, and the ability to solve problems. 

It is not easy to exercise patience when you are stressed by having too many things to do, too many places to go, too many people to contact. Basically, most of our impatient reactions are due to stress.

So, enjoy living. 

Take the time to form some deep friendships instead of cultivating superficial friendships with a large network of people. Manage your time well and set your priorities wisely. Beware of time-consuming hobbies and gadgets.

To simplify your life, you may need to review your daily schedule. What can you lighten or prune? A Biblical maxim states, "For everything there is an appointed time, a time to keep and a time to throw away." (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 6). It may be time for you to eliminate time-consuming activities so that you are not too busy to be patient.

Be realistic

Take a realistic view of existence. First, things in life don't always happen as fast as you expect. Recognize that time has its own rhythm and that this rhythm is not what you expect. This is patience.

Second, remember that you can't always control the situation. "The fastest do not always win the race," Solomon wrote. The bravest do not always achieve victory in a fight. 

The wisest do not always make an easy living. The smartest are not always rich. The most educated are not always honored. In fact, everyone knows happiness and unhappiness. No, humans do not know what will happen to them. " - Ecclesiastes 9:11, 12 , Word of Life.

Instead of losing patience with situations that you can't control, try to identify what you can control. For example, instead of getting angry when a bus or train is late, try to find another way to get to your destination. 

Even walking would be better than giving in to impatience and irritation. If the only solution is to wait, use the minutes you have to do something productive, like reading a constructive book or writing down your plans.

The point is that there is no point in worrying about things that you don't control. As the Bible rightly says, "it is not by worrying that you can add a single day to your life! " - Luke 12:25 , Word of Life.

Develop your spirituality

Many who believe in the Bible have found that by applying its principles, they can cultivate patience. According to this holy book, a spiritual person is more likely to exhibit patience, as well as other important qualities such as love, joy, peace, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22, 23). 

The Bible recommends: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which transcends all thought, will guard your hearts and your minds" (Philippians 4:6,7). Study the Bible: you will learn to be less worried and more patient.