Saturday, May 25, 2013
is a reward in itself. When you have patience great things happen- your blood pressure stays good, no ulcers, no anxiety, productivity increases, creativity flows and very few headaches occur.
Patience in yourself is crucial to getting in shape. In my case, I didn't get fat overnight, and I know it is going to take time to get rid of the excess weight and fatty tissue. It is going to take time to firm up the flabby bits, IF they ever firm up. And that is a big IF at my stage in life. But I am going to try my best, and except whatever happens as it happens.
Patience is needed in my workouts too. When I first started walking, just like everyone else, I couldn't go so far at a fast pace, I had to slow it down. Now , after a year of moving more, I can walk a long time and rather quickly at that.
Now I am trying to incorporate running into my walking, and again, it is taking more time than I'd like it to take. But, I can wait, I am a patient person.
My job is a huge area for patience! I have a large clientele with a variety of idiosyncrasies, I have learned. Any of you who deal with the general public know this. I have mastered the art of diplomacy when it comes to an unusual customer, and believe me, I get highly unusual customers. My patience plays a large role in customer satisfaction, as the requests I get are sometimes way out of left field, way, way out!! But that's another book!
Patience with yourself is probably the hardest kind to master. Learning to accept your slip-ups as just that - slip-ups, is so important to your food plan as well as your exercise regimen. We all have days when we are less than perfect on our diets, we sometimes skip a workout after work because we are too tired from hard day at work. But it is OK. It is OK to mess up, that is normal behavior, no big deal folks. Be patient with yourself and just pick up where you left off at the next session or meal. It is OK.
To sum it up, patience, in all areas of life is so beneficial to your well being - it brings peace of mind, aids in digestion and makes for a great night's sleep, just to name a few of the side effects of being a patient person.
Spark on Spark People!!!