“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
Patience; one of the many thing that fishing teaches you. One have the ability to wait all day if they want to be a fisherman. When I go fishing, I will either have the most patience in the world, or I will not even be able to cast ten times before I leave. When I do not have patience, I do not catch fish.
I am constantly trying to find ways to make me more patient. Everyone has heard of the old trick of just counting to ten. When I was little, my grandmother would tell me 99% of the time to count to ten if I was frustrated or angry. I cannot remember a time when it worked. Just recently I have retried that strategy, and found it to be quite helpful. When I am at home doing homework I get pissed off very easily, so I will close my eyes and count to ten. The first number comes, one, I inhale; two, I exhale. I breath in through my nose on odd numbers, and out through my mouth on even numbers.
This tactic is so helpful for me because it forces me to stop everything in its tracks and breath. By counting to ten, my day gets better.