Do you Hate to Wait?

A few weeks ago, I got up at 2:30 a.m. to catch an early flight out of LAX. I made the flight, but I was then stuck on the plane for two hours due to mechanical problems. Fortunately, I was able to change my connecting flight while sitting on the plane.

Then, the situation was out of my control. And while many passengers were complaining and raising their blood pressure levels, I took a deep breath.

You see, a long time ago, someone told me to look at these moments as gifts of time. Whether it’s standing in a long line, sitting in traffic or having to deal with an unexpected wait, I use these moments to my advantage. And you can too.

The next time you have to wait and things are out of your control, don’t sweat it.

Instead, look at the situation as a gift of extra time and:

  Think about all of the things you are thankful for;
 Read a book, magazine, blog entry, article, or another work that you just haven’t had time to look at;
  Listen to your favorite music or radio program;
  Organize your schedule and prioritize activities; or
  Just take some big breaths and let go of the stress.

We all have to deal with unexpected waiting on a regular basis. But instead of letting these situations get the best of us, why not use them to our advantage? Then, when the wait is over, you’ll be a little more refreshed and have a better attitude.

That’s what I did. And wouldn’t you know it? As soon as I did some SEO Web copywriting for a client and finished reading an article about social marketing, the pilot announced that the problem was fixed, and we were ready for take-off.

The day went smoothly from there on:.

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Click Here to Leave a Comment Below - October 9, 2009 Reply

Good article, lots of intersting things to digest. Very informative

Melanie Rembrandt - October 12, 2009 Reply

Thanks for your nice note. I appreciate it.

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