Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | May 13, 2020

Picoblog Question – 2020 – Post #15

Picoblog Question – 2020 – Post #15

Here are nine lovely words–love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Continuing today with patience, how can each of us have more patience in our lives on a daily basis?

My two cents, but please share yours:

Patience, in my opinion, is the most difficult of the nine lovely words to develop. As always, it’s best to start with oneself, and, in particular, by writing realistic daily to-do lists.

The first tip is to do one’s best, and reschedule the rest. Nearly everything can be rescheduled. For the few tasks that can’t slip, schedule them for first thing in the morning. When a task gets rescheduled, this is not a failure, just a schedule shift. Here’s where the patience with oneself appears and guilt disappears. The task will get done, just on a different day.

The second tip is to not only assign each task to a particular day, but then to assign it to a block of time. I code each task with M for morning, A for afternoon, and E for evening. If there are too many M’s or A’s or E’s, and it’s pretty easy to see if there are, move the excess tasks to other days to avoid overbooking, and to reclaim peace of mind.

So, how can you have more patience on a daily basis?


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