productivity hack / 5-minute sanity booster: check your tolerations In today's video blog, I'm talking TOLERATIONS: Do you ever feel weighed down by all those tiny tasks that aren't super urgent so they just tend to build and build?

I discovered that there's a name for these pesky little tasks-- they're called "tolerations," also known as those little annoyances that you simply tolerate day after day instead of taking the 5 minutes to get them done and mark them off your list.

We've all been guilty of it: you get caught up in the grind and just trying to take care of the big stuff, so everything else just keeps getting pushed to tomorrow, to next week, to next month.

Whether you choose one "toleration" to take care of daily, or knock out several at a time once every week or two, it's SO worth the feeling of productivity and lightness that comes with getting that stuff off your radar.

What are some of YOUR tolerations? What *one* could you take care of today? (Remember, they can be really really small -- like just wiping down the bathroom mirror if you've been meaning to do it for the past week!)


Valerie Martin

Valerie Martin, LMSW, is a Primary Therapist at The Ranch residential treatment center, where she works with eating disorders, addiction, trauma, and co-occurring mental health issues. Valerie focuses on a holistic treatment approach of mind + body integration, using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), somatic and bioenergetic therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), psychodrama, 12-step, and shame resilience. She is also a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) Candidate. Valerie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Master of Science degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of Texas in Austin. She is an active member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Nashville, and emphasizes spiritual exploration in her work with clients.