by Suzie Doscher
Words of wisdom from Lao-Tzu. "One step at a time" is a phrase I find myself not only telling clients but also applying to my own life. It seems so obvious to break a plan of any kind, down into smaller steps and proceed to take one at a time and yet we can get overwhelmed by the task that needs completing. This of course wastes precious time and energy whereas if our first step was to break it down into smaller ones we would already be on our way to the desired goal.
Next time you feel "Oh, I cannot handle this!" remind yourself to slow down, take a couple of deep breaths and work out what is the first thing you have to do ... and then the second ... and so forth.