Patience with the Unexpected

August 8, 2014 12:29 PM

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Patience with the Unexpected

Take the Opportunity This waiting has much more space than I'm used to having in my schedule. Time affluence feels good. In fact, we're so used to measuring money as the key indicator of wealth, we forget to measure the wealth that comes from having unscheduled space. Researchers Kasser and Sheldon showed across four studies that the experience of time affluence was positively related to subjective well-being. Money does not buy happiness, but time may. Patience can teach us to recognize the gift of time, instead of lamenting what's not getting done within its limits.

Think instead of Do I did so much thinking today. I thought about ideas that are not conducive to a quick fix--those multifaceted issues that need a deep dive to figure out. I considered options, new perspectives, and journaled about the potential solutions. That's the gift of time affluence.

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