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Easily aggravated today...

Monday, February 25, 2013

My patience level is at zero today and I have no idea why. I am at work and worry that I am taking out my lack of patience on people around me, which is definitely not like me at all. I'm frustrated with people who are not doing their jobs, or have zero concern about giving correct information to students. Why can't people take pride in their jobs, in their performance at work and in how they represent where they work?

And how do I stop being so short tempered or have such low patience? I'm doing everything I can today to stay calm...deep breaths, going for a short walk, fresh air, you name it I probably tried it. I just feel this knot of anxiety or anger building up in me and I do not like it. I'm looking forward to the gym tonight to work out some of these feelings, but I might not make it all that long. And I don't want these emotions to wreck the work I've been doing. What I really want to do is to eat all sorts of bad things! But I'm trying to be mindful to not go back to my comfort foods. I do recognize that these colleagues are not worth ruining all of my successes in the last eight weeks.

Where is my lack of patience coming from? I have no idea, but clearly I have to work on getting it under control. Suggestions welcome!

Have a great week everyone!
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FORBANDE 2/26/2013 5:52AM

    Maybe you didn't get a good night's sleep and are just a bit tired. It might help to make a list of what exactly is grating on your nerves and you may see a pattern. Be sure you are not depriving yourself of something you really want. I think doing so has a way of throwing us into a bad mood and we might not see why.

Hope the day ended better than it started and today is much, much better.

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PIPSANDMSMAMA79 2/26/2013 3:02AM

    Hope your day is better tomorrow!!! I also hope you took out your aggressions with working out. Thats what I sometimes like to do. I use my aggravation to pedal harder, or walk faster.

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DALID414 2/25/2013 8:36PM

    When I lose my patience I do a self check: Am I thirsty? Is it too hot/cold?
I'll turn on some music (when possible), chew a piece of gum to rid some of the anxiety in my jaw, and try to get some sun (when possible).
Hope some of this helps, because there's nothing you can do to change other people.

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NEWRUNNER2 2/25/2013 3:56PM

    Hopefully just getting this down in writing helped you. Other than that, there's not too much we can do to change the work ethic of those around us. That definitely is frustrating. But since you want to do your best, perhaps 1. people can see that and come to you first and 2. some of your work ethic will rub off on others. It may not. There are some people who really don't give a hoot beyond the paycheck. But don't let that get you down. You be the best that you can be. Maybe look at it this way: Don't give them power over you--you will not derail your success because of them. They're not worth it. (Was that too harsh? I don't know them personally!)

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