It is summer and the heat is draining us all.
What do you do to stay cool?
How do you ‘tolerate’ something you have no control over?
Your choices are
1) complain and fuss about it
2) find a way to be cool, think about other things and save your energy for more important things.
It is the same with any other thing that is ‘draining ‘ or zapping your energy.
What is a toleration?
–verb (used with object), -at·ed, -at·ing.
to allow the existence, presence, practice, or act of without prohibition or hindrance; permit.
to endure without repugnance; put up with: I can tolerate laziness, but not incompetence.
If you allow, permit, endure something, why do you need a vacation from a toleration?
Because like the heat, it will over time drag you down and zap your energy.
Usually, one tolerates something because there is not a clear path to eliminate it or delete it.
You can zap a toleration in several ways:
a) Remove yourself from the situation
b) redefine your boundaries or your priorities so that you are not giving away your time and energy to something that is not supporting you
c) allow someone else to be responsible for the outcome
Clear,easy step for something you can do something about.
What about those things you have little or no control over?
The traffic delays due to road construction, the trash in your neighborhood, the regulations and processes for your industry
These are the ‘little things’ in life that usually would not get your ‘feathers in a fluff’ , but will drain you if you are not careful and
your mind begins to give away energy to frustration, complaining, procrastination
Change your mind, by changing your behavior. Simply ‘take a vacation’ from the toleration.
The vacation does not cost money and usually if you have a ‘trip tic’ all organized you can ‘get away’ at the drop of a hat.
Like most great ‘get-away’ s it is really not that complicated.
If you are at home or in an office near a microwave, grab a towel.
Spray with lavender body spray.
Put it in the microwave for about a minute.
Place the towel over your face when it is cool enough to handle.
Sit comfortable and breath deep, allow your mind go to to positive thoughts.
Take a few minutes to design a few ‘get -away’ s for yourself.
There are a few commercials that show people taking a ‘break with a cup of coffee or piece of chocolate
Make this vacation ‘ commercial free’ and go for a walk, do a few yoga stretches, or listen to some music that really makes you feel good.
The next time you feel your energy being zapped by something you are tolerating, change your mind, take a vacation and get yourself back on track so your energy and actions help you move forward.