“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
By Ettie Rutherford
In a world, where instant gratification is expected, being patient is almost seen as a last resort. However, it is in the midst of this chaotic situation, when the world is facing a viral pandemic, with so many unknowns, that it is worthwhile to be patient and not expect quick solutions
Though many — because of a yearning for the life they knew before — are seeking quick resolutions, it is necessary to strike a balance, between reality and wishful thinking, in order to maintain your personal sanity.
To do so, it will be helpful to:
1. Regard life’s changes as a natural part of living.
2. Practice patience, when adjusting to the present situation.
3. Be realistic. Children’s education cannot be the same as it was, in a classroom.
4. Look for ways to turn changes into your favor; for example, exercise more than usual.
5. Keep adjustments you can control to a minimum, by introducing them, slowly.
6. Trust your instincts and ignore advice from people, less informed than yourself.
7. Wait for reasonable and gradual improvements; stop pining for yesterday.
8. Stop worrying about what you cannot control.
9. Be grateful for small blessings.