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Are you always in a hurry, or worried you aren’t getting ahead in life quickly enough? Maybe you think so much about your goals that you don’t live in the moment? If these descriptions sound like you, you’ll benefit from developing patience.

Slow down

If you’re impatient, the last thing you want is to slow down, yet, doing so can help you accomplish more. When you rush, adrenaline pumps through your system, giving you the energy to act fast. However, because you’re in such a hurry, you miss details. You don’t get much done, after all, since you don’t stop to prioritize or complete tasks well. Decide to slow down. Remind yourself you’ll achieve more if you consider information and work out which tasks need to be done first.

Practice waiting

Studies show children who learn to wait for rewards are often more successful than those who aren’t good at delaying gratification. You might be an adult now, but you can still learn and boost your chances of success in life. Practice the art of waiting when you want something. Whether you’ve got your eye on a yummy cake or feel like shopping for clothes, wait longer than usual. You’ll learn to be patient because you’ll come to realize it’s enjoyable to build anticipation. Rewards seem bigger when you don’t get them immediately.

Be present

Looking to the future is beneficial at times, helping you forge plans and make choices. Doing so all the time, though, can make you dissatisfied. When you long for what has yet to come, you aren’t content with the present. Spend ten minutes, several times a day, enjoying the moment. If thoughts of the future arise, let them go and turn your attention back to what you’re doing. As a result, you’ll learn to be patient and gather less stress.

Make friends with your impatience

Make friends with impatience? How can that help? Well, impatience is a feeling rather than a call to action. You have a choice when it’s experienced about how you behave. You can let the feeling exist rather than trying to alleviate discomfort. Once you do so, you’ll see not giving into the urge to act isn’t so bad after all. Ideal times to practice include occasions when you are impatient with others or yourself for being slow.

Think before you act

Impatient people are quick to speak and act, often without thought. You’ll develop patience if you pause before doing things. Consider your intention prior to speaking or carrying out a deed. What do you want the outcome of doing so to be? The best moment to take action is when you have clarity.

Impatience can make you frustrated and unhappy. It can even damage your relationships if you put pressure on others to hurry. You’ll benefit from slowing down and practicing waiting. Also, be present, and make friends with the discomfort of impatience. If you think before taking action too, you’ll develop patience fast, and life will get easier.

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How To Have The Perfect Pamper Evening

by Erin Weaver

Life is hard and everyone has to deal with their personal smorgasbord of problems. For women who farm, these issues are usually compounded by a mixture of business stress, physical aches and pains, and long days of work. It’s great to plan a relaxing holiday or splash out on a spa day with friends when you get the chance, but what about the rest of the time? Well, that’s where pamper evenings come in.

A pamper evening is your at-home remedy for a bad day. It’s a vital way to take some time for yourself and recharge your batteries when you’re feeling down, or when you just want to treat yourself. If you can gather up a few hours and a bit of space, then you’ve got the makings of a good pamper evening already. But how can you make it a perfect one? Try some of these irresistible pamper night ingredients.

Check Out

Say no to work, say no to responsibilities, and say no to stress. Don’t worry, it’s just for a few hours! Emails, chores, family concerns, and anything else can do without you for one evening, so set them aside for now.

Turn Down The Lighting

This one seems like a cliché, but it’s really important. Low lighting helps to get your body ready for bed and bring about the sleepy, relaxed feeling you’re looking for in your pamper evening. Flick off the main light and switch to lamps and candles instead.

Take A Bath

Soak in the bath or take a long, hot shower and let your troubles melt away. Use your favorite soaps and scrubs while you’re washing, and spend some time massaging a good moisturizer into your skin afterwards. Get as clean as you possibly can so you’re feeling sparkly fresh by the time you leave the bathroom.

Grab A Soothing Drink

Look, there’s no judgement here! It could be an organic peppermint tea or a jumbo glass of red wine – as long as it delights your taste buds and soothes your soul, it’s the perfect accompaniment to your pamper night activities.

Do What Feels Good

Pick an activity that relaxes you and devote some time to it. Not something that you feel you should be doing, but something that really relieves your pressure. It could be reading a trashy novel, marathoning a new Netflix series, doing some yoga, or catching up on celebrity gossip. If it feels good, you’re on the right track.

Sleep

Don’t fall into any bad habits before you get into bed. You don’t really need to check your phone or send that last work email. The dishes in the sink can wait until tomorrow. The best end to a pamper evening is a good night’s sleep, so let yourself drift off in peace without interrupting your flow.

There’s nothing better than a pamper evening to put a pep in your step when you’re feeling drained. Having these tricks in your personal pampering toolbox will have you feeling great before you know it, so dim the lights, put your phone away, and get ready to relax.


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