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Question Description

Be sure that your responses are adequately thorough and detailed. Some of the answers may just be fill-in the blank while others clearly require more detail and full sentences. It might be helpful to take notes while listening to the podcast in order to appropriately answer the questions below. Keep in mind that the questions are asked in order of the podcast’s progression, making it easier to identify the answer. Make personal answers gender neutral and simple

Most of the answers to the questions below come directly from the podcast. There are a few questions which are considered “Personal Reflection” questions and are thus indicated as such in parentheses to avoid any confusion.

Questions

1.To start off with, what do you currently do to cultivate more patience in your life? And how well do your current strategies work? (Personal Reflection)

2.For those of you that have a mindfulness meditation practice, how has the practice helped you cultivate more patience? For those of you that do not have a consistent mindfulness or meditation practice, how might the practice help you cultivate more patience? (Personal Reflection)

3.The speaker shares her own struggles with patience earlier in her life. She adds that “she resented the fact that she had to wait” to get married, have kids, etc. When have you struggled with patience with regards to milestones or goals in your own personal journey? (Personal Reflection)

4.The speaker states that “mindfulness can help life become more enjoyable.” Based on what you have learned about mindfulness (both within this podcast and from previous assignments and discussions), how do you think mindfulness helps one enjoy life more? (Personal Reflection)

5.What does the podcast share as tip #1 for cultivating patience?

6.How does practicing mindfulness “go hand-in-hand” with patience?

7.What is tip #2 for cultivating patience and how does it specifically help with cultivating patience?

8.How self-compassionate are you? Please elaborate. (Personal Reflection)

9.What is tip #3 for cultivating patience and how does it specifically help with cultivating patience?

10.In what areas of your life have you or do you currently struggle with “should” statements? How do these statements make you feel? (Personal Reflection)

11.What does the speaker suggest we do if we find ourselves using “should” statements?

12.Reflecting back to your response to question #10, practice the method outlined in the podcast and apply it to your “should” statement(s). In other words, what is a more helpful thought or intention that you can replace the “should” statement(s) with? (Personal Reflection)

13.What is tip #4 for cultivating patience and how does it specifically help with cultivating patience?

14.What is tip #5 for cultivating patience and how does it specifically help with cultivating patience?

15.The speaker identifies a few instances in which being impatient doesn’t change the outcome. Indicate a time when you can recognize that your impatience was unhelpful or even counterproductive to an outcome? (Personal Reflection)

16.What does the speaker suggest as “an alternative” to the previous tip (i.e., asking yourself if being impatient actually helps)?

17.Indicate an area of your life where you currently struggle with some impatience and identify a more constructive step you could take rather than just feeling impatient. (Personal Reflection)

18.What is tip #6 for cultivating patience and how does it specifically help with cultivating patience?

19.Identify one area in your life where you could change your expectation in order to experience less impatience. (Personal Reflection)

20.Reflecting over the tips provided above, select two that you believe would have the greatest impact on your ability to cultivate patience. Also, identify what would be the benefit of implementing the practices. (Personal Reflection)