This pin is a new one, I usually choose a simple quote, not a list of things…but this one feels relevant. I’ve been guilty of tolerating/accepting a few of these.
#2 and #5 are the ones that really stick out. Both are because of my own actions. I have no one to blame but myself. Sometimes I’ve tolerated something because I felt trapped, I wasn’t willing to make a change or take a chance.
I also think that tolerating one of these things can result in tolerating more of them. It’s a slippery slope, if you’re unhappy at work, negative (#6) and compensating by shopping or eating out too much, which results in #7 and #8.
An unhealthy lifestyle could result in #4 and #5, and more than likely you aren’t communicating (#12).
It can be hard to stop accepting these circumstances. You may be afraid, or feel trapped. Sometimes I think you have to ignore your fear. Make a small change. You might not be able to quit your job right away, but you could clean up your resume, or renegotiate your hours at work with your boss.
I once had to schedule some ongoing doctor appointments and had to let my boss know that I was scheduling them either at the beginning of the day or the very end to reduce the interruption at work, but that I couldn’t skip the appointments. It wasn’t a conversation I wanted to have, but I knew that getting those appointments and working on feeling better was so much more important than the fear of what my boss would say.
Are currently accepting one of these intolerable things? Or have you overcome one of them and have a tip/trick to share?