What are you allergic to?
And the first word that probably comes to mind is peanuts, bees, or work☺.
First let’s define allergy.
An allergy is when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance, called an allergen. It could be something you eat, inhale into your lungs, inject into your body or touch. This reaction could cause coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, a runny nose and a scratchy throat. In severe cases, it can cause rashes, hives, low blood pressure, breathing trouble, asthma attacks and even death.
In other words, an allergy is an intolerance to something that can harm you. When I was initially diagnosed as being allergic to peanuts, I was in denial first, then angry, sad and finally accepted it after grieving for a longtime over the loss
Peanuts was one of my favourite protein snack, and I was diagnosed in the middle of training to compete in my first fitness competition. Luckily there were other alternatives and I adjusted.
Allergies can be deadly, however there are other allergies that we come in contact with daily, and unaware can impact our lives in a harmful way. I’m talking about the allergy of tolerance.
Yes, think for a moment about the things/people in our lives we’ve tolerated or presently tolerating? A familiar term is “put up with”. We’ve all walked down that road, and looking back wished we knew and did better.
One of my tolerance was putting up with a supervisor who made racist jokes around me. Eventually I quit the job – back then I was unprepared to deal with ignorance like that.
If the thing/person we’re tolerating is affecting us negatively, we have to take action if we want to get better results. Please hear me, don’t continue to sit in tolerance when you have the power to make a positive difference.
1. Are you tolerating bullshit from an abusive relationship at home or work?
2. Are you still tolerating the self inflicting pain of past hurt?
3. Are you sitting by watching someone else being bullied or abused and do nothing?
Whatever it is you’re tolerating that isn’t serving you then I strongly encourage you to make the decision and take action.
Here are some ways you can benefit from developing intolerance:
* You develop a deeper awareness on what has the potential to bruise, or poison your being
* You feel better, and that improves your health
* You take your power back and become empowered to take a stand for what’s right for you and others
* You contribute to a healthier community
* You improve your outlook and quality of life
Join me and together let’s build up our immune system of intolerance against bullshit in our lives, and start treating it like a foreign substance.
If you’re finding it difficult to do it on your own then connect with me here and let’s start cutting the crap that’s polluting our lives.
To a better quality of life!