Why are we impatient?

Dr. Purushothaman
April 4, 2021

Many people are more impatient than others. Every person shows signs of impatience in different situations. There are several reasons why people get impatient. Being aware of the reasons can help you deal with what makes you impatient and can further make it easier for you to deal with the people you meet every day, at work, on the street, and at home. This understanding can also help you find out whether you are fast to get impatient, and if you are, to do something about it.

Why do we get Impatient?

  • A person who has a short attention span is faster to become impatient, especially if he or she has to focus on something more than a few moments.
  • Waiting too long awakens impatience. This happens when one waits for the bus, waits for a friend to arrive, or when there is a delay at the airport. When you need to wait too much time for something to happen, impatience often creeps in.
  • You might become impatient when watching a movie or a show that you do not like, or when reading a boring book.
  • If someone makes a promise and does not fulfill it, you might lose your patience. For example, if your boss promises you a promotion, but nothing happens, you would most probably become impatient. This might lead to anger, unhappiness and lack of satisfaction.
  • If you have many tasks to carry out, you might get impatient when things go slowly, or when you face obstacles.
  •  Most people want instant gratification. They want results now, but this is not always possible. They do not want to wait, and they do not want to invest time and effort. If they study a new language, they want to be able to converse in a short time. If they want some particular skill, they want to have it instantly. They want to lose weight now and to get rich in a short time. This is not the right approach since everything in life requires some time and effort.

Pay attention to learning to calm yourself down in certain situations that make you cranky or impatient. You can do it. Living in Wellbeing is always willing to assist you in such situations. Get in touch for online assistance and counseling sessions.

Article Source: https://www.quora.com/Why-am-I-so-impatient/answer/Dr-Purushothaman-Kollam-2

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