The text of Psalm 40 suggests there is a right way and a not so right way to wait for the Lord. Or at least patiently is how David described himself.
I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord. … Psalm 40 1-3 KJV