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Self Care

I Practice Patience.


My patience grows stronger with practice. I welcome situations that test my patience. Modern technology makes it easy to get used to immediate results. I remind myself that good things are worth waiting for. I invest the time and resources needed to accomplish my goals.


Patience chases away irritations. I feel content, even when I do not get my own way.

Patience makes my timing better. I take action at the most opportune moment to achieve the most positive results. I wait until morning to ask my neighbors to turn down their stereo, rather than getting into a conflict during a late night party.


My days are filled with opportunities to practice patience. I take advantage of long lines at the supermarket or post office. I volunteer for tedious tasks at work. I listen to people who have a long story to tell.


I start by relaxing my body. Smiling unclenches my jaw. Deep breathing loosens up my stiff neck and shoulders. I instantly feel calmer and more patient.

I let go of expectations. I know that I am likely to encounter obstacles, whether I am buying a house or planning a dinner party. I feel less frustration when I am flexible with my plans.


I pause to acknowledge and assess my feelings. I wait out the urge to strike back at someone or complain about an issue. I tolerate my discomfort, and search for constructive solutions.


Today, I accept delays and setbacks without getting upset or angry. I extend more patience to myself and others.


Self-Reflection Questions:
1. What is the difference between being patient and being passive?

2. What is the relationship between patience and happiness?


3. How can I use self-talk to develop more patience?

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Regina’s grass roots approach to health and wellness is humbling and holistically sound.  Owner and Founder of Be FIY (Be Fabulous. Be Inspired. Be You); Your Health Matters. No Time like the Present. Start Today to Shape Tomorrow. Ms Shumate serves as a Professional Health Practitioner, a Problem Solver; Finding solutions to your wholistic health and wellness by helping you incorporate Healthier choices; Better Options with Awesome Results; Develop your Work and Home Relationship to achieve your  ultimate health and well being.
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