....Ganesha... The uninitiated may ask him to for small things like parking spaces, an easy commute, or for him to remove their worldly problems. If you ask for small things, that may be all you'll get.
Tapas is most often the doing part of Yoga, that bit of extra effort that makes us stronger... but for someone who tends to overdo, Tapas could mean doing less, say, resting in a child's pose for a few breaths. Be sure to see the attached photo.