Working on finding patience is an every day chore for me. I actively work on this issue every single day, which I usually find annoying, but I still do it. One of the ways I go about being a more patient person is I try to reflect on all the millions of ways I'm actually very patient. I think about how I helped teach my friend Diandra to drive when she moved here from NYC. I remind myself of how caring I am with my young nephews, and so on and on.
Then I look at the frustrating problem in front of me and I try to find one tiny piece of gratitude for the situation or problem (because if you know me you know I believe gratitude to be the magic elixir of life). So this looks like instead of going bonkers in traffic- which is my biggest trigger for impatience- I express gratitude I left the house early enough, or if that's not true, maybe that the person I'm meeting will be totally understanding that I'm a few minutes late, or that it's not me that just got in the accident thats holding everyone up. It calms me down to think this way.