Have a Patience Problem? Here’s a Solution

Inc.:

Gratefulness and patience don’t always come easily–especially in the tough, early days of a startup. However, recent research suggests that one trait might naturally boost the other, which is something you can use to your benefit the next time you’re feeling antsy.

According to a blog post on the Association for Psychological Science website, adopting a grateful attitude could be a tool for practicing patience. A forthcoming study, which will appear in the journal Psychological Science, looked at the impact that gratitude and happiness have on an individual’s propensity to wait for an outcome.

Researchers from Harvard University, University of California at Riverside, and Northeastern University divided volunteers into three groups. They asked one group to journal about an event that had made them feel happy or content. Another wrote about a time that had made them feel grateful. And a control group was told to write about a typical day.

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