We have all heard at some point in time that patience is a virtue. However being able to stay calm in the presence of adversity is challenging. Yet we are called to exercise patience, in order to deal with our day to day lives, reduce our stress levels and reduce depression.

Patience is a settled reality that we are in control of our emotions. You see, as humans we are emotional beings. Emotion is Energy In Motion which is derived when our body’s internal signaling process​ is activated and there is communication between the organs and the mind.

Emotions can cause your heart rates to rise, you can experience sweaty palms and anxiety.

Do you recall experiencing some of these emotions? I would love to hear from you.

I recall instances where I was trying to control the flood of emotions and the challenges ​that I experienced.  For example, being unemployed and my leap of faith to continue to push my personal brand and business. But, one of the things I have come to realize is that the human mind is a powerful organ and has the amazing ability to deceive us about the main reason for the decisions we make; it has logical facts. As such, it is important for us to recognize when emotions are running high and to find the coping techniques to diffuse them.

Being patient allows us to grow as human beings.  You see, it is in these times that we are able to see our shortfalls and the areas we need to develop as we move through our life’s journey.

Personal development is a daily job that requires a lot of work and we must take time to go through this journey if we want to experience peace and happiness.

Here are 4 coping techniques I use when I am impatient:

·  I have a personal conversations with my God. I speak to him as though he was right next to me.

·  I sit quietly and analyze the reason why I am impatient, then I write down my thoughts. Writing in my journal gives me comfort. It helps me to flip the script.

·  I reach out to my tribe, my cheerleaders and my family support for their encouragement.

·  I listen to soothing music. Music feeds the soul. While listening to the music I try to identify the different instruments being played in the song and how each one compliments the other.  A very soothing exercise.

As mentioned above, emotion is Energy in Motion, therefore your mood will dictate which technique will best suit you at that given time.

These are just some of the techniques I use that are guaranteed to bring about some level of comfort. If you find that you are struggling in this area and would like my support, feel free to reach out to me at to schedule an appointment and I will be more than happy to work with you.

Always remember you are not alone on this journey!




Copyright: Michelle-Nichola Cockburn

Published by Michelle Cockburn - Motivational Speaker

Wo.Men to Wo.Men Services reaches out to both Men and Women. We offer workshops on: Self Esteem and Self-Worth; Fear and its Impact on Self; Relationship Etiquette; Purposeful living and Customer Service Interface.

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