Before Breakfast - How to wait

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Welcome to before breakfast a production of iHeartRadio.

Good morning. This is Laura. Welcome to the before breakfast podcast. Today's tip is to figure out how to weight being able to wait. Well can help make any situation feel like less of a waste of time.

Like almost everyone. I hate waiting but sometimes it's inevitable and sometimes it's in the service of cool. Thanks. I'm taking care of the trip. I took to Yellowstone National Park with my older three children. Yellowstone is known for its geysers. Old Faithful is famous for being well faithful. It goes off every 91 minutes on average plus or minus about 10 minutes other geysers have a much longer window of possibility. My kids really wanted to see the grand Geiser which promised to be grand but the interruption window was sometime between 5 and 6:45 p.m.

So we got to the geyser at 4:55 on a frigid afternoon and there we sat I had my phone but almost no reception plus my hands are too cold to take the phone out of my pocket. So how should I spend this uncertain quantity of time in this case. I chatted with the kids and I walked around partly to keep myself warm, but also because movement is a good way to make time pass while improving mood it worked and of course all time passes eventually the wait time was going to be over the guys are erupted around 5:50 p.m. And it was indeed spectacular Grand even definitely worth the wait.

We all wind up waiting sometimes for something on that same trip. We got stuck behind a bison on the road. He was waddling along at his own pace and no power on Earth was going to move him. We wait for planes. We wait for water to boil when possible. It's best to have something to read or something to listen to an hour passes pleasantly with a nice podcast my kids and I sometimes look at old pictures on our phones together that we can do even with no reception. Another person who is waiting with you might be engaged in Pleasant conversation. Try asking about favorite memories and letting the other person talk.

Active listening to make a weight go by quickly.

Close your eyes and think of happy memories close your eyes and meditate on a single word or walk around if you can but ask yourself this question. What can I do during this waiting time? That would make me happier than I was before. It's often hard to do. We all get impatient. Yep, even at a bison or more specifically at the people who didn't pass the Bison when he moved to the side of the road because they wanted to get pictures but waiting can be tolerable or even slightly Pleasant if we try

So today think of ways you might pass time when you need to.

What would make any waiting better have this option ready? And you might just stop wishing time away?

In the meantime, this is Laura. Thanks for listening. And here's to making the most of our time.

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