Waiting in line
Waiting for the water to boil
Waiting in traffic
Waiting for the doctor
We’re all stuck with waiting on a daily basis, and most of the time it’s fairly easy to get through it. It may seem like forever, but in less than a day (and usually in less than 10 minutes) things start to move again. We get our turn. We move on.
We might deal with waiting in anger, frustration, anxiety, or choose to use the time to practice a body scan and progressive muscle relaxation, meditation in the moment, or read an article on our phone.
Then there are The Big Waiting Games:
Waiting for a new job
Waiting to find the right relationship
Waiting to find the right home
Waiting for the project to be complete
These things don’t have a defined parameter, and that kind of waiting can feel crazy-making.
It can fill you with self-doubt, loss of faith, going to every psychic, strategist, and therapist to try to figure out why you haven’t achieved your goal, or figure out how to move forward and quit waiting already.
But there’s an answer to this waiting. [click to continue…]