Real Simple: How to Have Patience Every Day


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Summary of Article

We often don’t think about patience enough in our daily lives. Patience is the ability to be gentle with yourself and others—and sometimes put an issue on “pause” so you can have time to make the best decision. While we often hear phrases like “I’m low on patience today,” patience is not a finite supply of energy that runs out. Instead, it’s an offshoot of compassion that we can develop. Knowing this, is empowering and encouraging for those that feel their impatience “gets the best of them.” It’s important to identify areas in which we get frustrated and impatient. Then, with increased awareness, we can become more mindful of these areas and choose to respond differently. We can begin to identify when we get triggered and then hit the pause button so that we can respond in a much more positive and loving way. In this Real Simple article, I share tips on how to practice more patience in our daily lives.

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Judith Orloff, MD is a New York Times bestselling author with the upcoming book The Genius of Empathy: Practical Skills to Heal Yourself, Your Relationships and the World (Foreword by the Dalai Lama). She has also written The Empath’s Survival Guide and Thriving as an Empath, which offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people. She integrates the pearls of conventional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, empathy, energy medicine, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice and online internationally. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times and USA Today. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA, TEDx U.S. and TEDx Asia. More information about Dr. Orloff’s Empathy Training Programs for businesses, The Empath Survival Guide Online Course and speaking schedule at

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