How to Avoid Overwhelm – A Powerful Lesson From the Chanukah Candles
Dear Awesome Woman,
It can be difficult to avoid overwhelm when we’re such busy women with so much to do on our plates.
I’m sharing here a wise lesson from the Chanukah Candles that can prevent overwhelm, keeping us centered in our health and authentic selves.
Lessons from the Chanukah Candles:
“On the first night of Chanukah, all eight candleholders stand before you. But you light only one. Tomorrow night you shall light two. You know that eventually you will light all eight.
From which we learn two things:
Move step by step in life.
Take things on at a pace you can handle.
Always grow. Always keep moving. If you did one good thing yesterday, do two today. Your ultimate achievement is always one step ahead.”
‘Bringing Heaven Down to Earth’ by Tzvi Freeman, Meditations on the Wisdom of the Rebbe
When we look at life, so many goals, steps, expectations lie ahead of us. And yet we would overwhelm ourselves if we actually thought that we could accomplish all those in one step.
So to prevent overwhelm, follow three steps:
Firstly: Have the belief that you will get things done – that you will follow through on your to-do’s, your goals, your dreams, your desires.
Secondly: Move step by step at a pace you can handle – and everyone handles things in their own very unique style.
Some people are called Quick Starts according to Kolbe profiling (please see my Embrace You blog post) and jump right in, getting their feet sopping wet before their brain registers what they’re doing. And this is their nature and they can handle taking action this way.
Others pace themselves like turtles, slow and steady. They may be extremely organized and lay out things with plans and precision to the minute detail. These people are called Follow Throughs or Fact Finders (Embrace You blog).
And others lead themselves by way of their intuition with a loose roadmap.
The key is to respect your way and go at the individual pace that you can handle.
Thirdly: Achievement is accomplished in the spiral pattern of movement. You are never in the same place as you were before. Like a spiral staircase goes up, so do you. Though at times it may feel like you have lost your footing, you have not. Keep going.
Each one of us has so much light to offer ourselves and the world. Just like the glow of the Chanukah lights increases day to day, so can yours. Step by step, day by day.
Curious about your style? Want to get things done in a healthy way? Do you desire to be empowered in using your individual gifts, talents and strengths? Schedule your free Clarity Call today and let’s get you started.