Sorry, about yesterday’s post, I didn’t have time to actually create one last week. I’ve been rather busy, and yes, there is a good reason behind it. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’d know that I’m still working as a supervisor, for a shop. Recently, I’ve been searching for another kind of job, one that might ensure a more flexible schedule, so I’d probably have more free time to work on this blog!
The job, if you haven’t been paying attention to my Instagram account, is in an industry I’ve tried many times to enter, but backed out because I was too scared. Now, I’m taking a leap of courage. The industry I’m going to try to enter is…
The Modelling/Film Extras Industry
Yes, there are many people who think it’s a shallow, and a rather superficial job, but if done right, and if you’re with the right artists, you might make a great piece of art that will surprise and hopefully delight people. It will most certainly make them think.
Anyway, that’s not why I’m here today. I’m here because I’ve been rather excited about this new prospect, and I think I might be headed in the right direction, in terms of my career choice. It all depends now, on whether I get a call or an offer, and right now, in an age where technology makes nearly everything instant, it’s difficult to sit still and just let things be. So, here are my few tips on how to be patient with being patient.
1. Do Something Else
It’s a headache when you’re waiting for something or someone; you’re anxious, afraid and you start to second guess yourself. I suggest, when you’re at that stage, just do something while you wait. It could be working on something like…I don’t know…your blog, or play a game. Get your mind off the time and just do something. That way, it won’t be so difficult to wait for whatever it is you’re waiting for.
2. Live In The Moment
I know it’s difficult sometimes, to enjoy every second of every day, especially when you’re waiting for something. I make it a habit to turn up to any meeting, or leave stop what I’m doing at least 15 minutes early (of course I have days off when I do turn up late but that’s beside the point), and sometimes, I arrive, and no one’s there. Eventually, I do get frustrated and start texting like mad, or calling someone, just because I’m afraid they’d stand me up, but there’s a new trick I’ve learned.
If it’s someone you know and trust, and you did arrange to meet up, or if it’s a specific thing that you want finished and ready for you, just let them be. They will turn up and you’ll get what you want/need, when the time is right. Instead of worrying about them or it, just live in the moment. Look around you and observe. You might find something creative in that small space of time, and you’ll want to keep that for a later date.
I stand by meditation. It’s a great stress reliever, and you don’t have to close your eyes to do it. You can just stare at one spot in front of you, and focus your breathing. Before you know it a couple of minutes have gone by and perhaps whatever you’re waiting for has turned up by the time you’re done.
Trust me, not too many people try meditation, and they shrug it off as some hoo-doo that’s only reserved for “tree huggers” or whatever, but believe me when I say this, meditation is a great addition to anyone’s life, it relieves anger, stress and frustration. It re-centres you and reminds you where your balance is. So, if you’re waiting for someone, and you’re fresh out of ideas on what to do, try to meditate. It will work wonders.
This is actually one of my favourite things to do, because it allows me to get creative with my environment. I usually use this, whenever I have a long journey ahead of me, or I’m not fond of where I am. To put it simply, I imagine myself in a story I’d read. I picture myself as the main character that I associate with, and I play around with the plot. Sometimes, I imagine the characters in our world, and imagine how they’d react, or what conversations I might have with them. It passes the time, and before I know it, I’m already at my destination.
5. Listen To Music
It’s true, what they say, “you lose yourself in music”. When I have to wait for someone, or something, I listen to music, and day-dream, believe it or not. If I have a playlist I like to sing along to, I imagine myself performing at a concert or practicing with someone who knows their stuff. I let the music transport me to different realms, or transform my character. If I’m listening to a particularly upbeat song, I imagine the outfits I could wear, if I were in a music video. Or if I’m listening to a soundtrack, I make up the world that could exist, thanks to the song. You never know, if you’re creative enough, you’ll know how to while away the time, just by listening to music.
There we go, my top tips on how to be patient with being patient. Trust me, it’ll help. You won’t feel so frustrated or angry, and whatever nerves you might strike, because of impatience, you can always be sure that they’d right themselves as soon as you try. Now it’s your turn. Let us know what you think about these tips? Did they help you? Do you have any of your own? Leave them in the jar below, and we’ll see you soon!
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