Traffic is the prime example of when negative feelings overtake the character trait of patience. If traffic keeps us in our car for even an extra minute, we stress out, our emotions heighten, we get on edge, and we jump from lane to lane trying to gain just an inch more than the people next to us.
Maybe we should view times when we must wait as opportunities. Listen to audiobooks and learn. Or pray for our lives, our families, our friends, and those in need. Speak openly with God and verbally submit ourselves to Him.
Regardless of what we choose to do, stressing out only makes our lives worse and rids us of inner peace. We have to live our lives in healthy ways or we can’t serve God effectively.