Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


What does being patient mean?

The way we wait and the attitude we adopt as we do so – a long term perspective.

If I am being Patient I can:

  • Think about the consequences of actions and make choices which enable me to become the best version of myself.
  • Be willing and choose to stop, pause and notice others.
  • Spot the physical signs when I am feeling impatient and know what to do to feel calmer.
  • See challenge as a chance to learn and become wiser.
  • Develop some simple practice and techniques to be patient and stay calm.
  • Invest time in thinking things through rather than rushing.
  • Try really hard and know when to ask for help.
  • Have a calming influence on others.
  • Develop a real steadiness and a growing maturity which is inspiring to others.
  • Show a real desire and commitment to helping others and support them in what they need to do or achieve.


  • Spend a few minutes focusing on your breathing (box breathing, hand breathing, etc).
  • Spend a few minutes practising mindfulness (sensing in, mindful minute, etc).
  • Practice a mindful activity – mindful colouring, walk in nature, etc. 
  • Before you start a task, spend a moment to think it through before you rush into it.
  • Complete a jigsaw puzzle.
  • Practice tapping.
  • What makes you feel impatient? What can you do to help?