If patience is a virtue, what does that make impatience? Patience may be virtuous but most of us are not so blessed. However, you can find practical ways to deal with your impatience while at your work place and at home.
I find that reading helps me to keep calm and sane. My motto is always have a book. What do you do when you are in a situation that snaps at your patience?
Lisa, I think my mom may have done that, many times when the boys were rambunctious, after telling them to quiet down, etc. she would often hum sort of a no tune thing and go about her work. How odd that your post should remind me of that.
Linda, thanks for your kind words. I used to do the tea thing when I worked my 9 to 5 and got tired of people calling my name. I would escape and take 5 minutes in our little kitchen, I would have a cup of tea and take deep breaths. It really did help. Of course people found me, but by that time it was funny to me.
Yes, I often did a quick prayer, still do, "Lord help me calm down (or stay calm.)Short but it works for me. Again, my mom's was "Please give me strength."
Yes Danielle, I learned something from one of the lawyer's I used to work with, she would say out out loud, "In the scheme of my life, is this really a big deal, important, etc?" Taking that view, it never is.