Top 10 Things to Stop Tolerating From YOU CAN Magazine Tolerations are a drain on life energy and distract you from your life purpose, not to mention daily satisfaction. Here’s a list of 10 behaviors and situations to stop tolerating so that you can move towards greater inner peace and fulfillment. 1. Unkind words and/or behavior. If you’ve been putting up with others calling you names and/or speaking down to you, consider ways to improve your self-esteem. Make a list of your strengths and use it as a basis for a self-nurturing affirmation. Review the list as needed for a reminder of your self-worth; then act and speak from that place. 2. Poor work/life balance. Working after midnight again? It’s essential for health and happiness not to let work take priority over home and family. The world won’t end when you leave work at work. Do this for two solid weeks and see what a difference it makes. 3. Unhappiness in your job. These tolerations might include overly demanding clients, disrespectful bosses or coworkers that let others pick up the slack. What is one action that you can take right now to shift the situation? 4. Clutter. Do you live with someone who can’t seem to put stuff away? Or maybe you’ve created the clutter yourself? Take five minutes each day to put things in order. Along with a sense of peace, you’ll be amazed at the time saved when you don’t have to hunt around. If someone else is making the mess, have an honest heart-to-heart conversation, and come to an agreement about how to fix the problem. 5. House and car repairs. From garage doors that won’t close properly to that rattle in the car motor, the tolerations surrounding possessions can quickly turn into aggravation. Make it a habit to repair things quickly. You won’t have to tolerate these little nuisances, and you might be saving yourself from a much bigger problem (and bill) stemming from letting the little repairs go untended.