This is something every person in their life has done and will continue to have to do. It is a critical form of self-care as there are many times in our lives where we may feel lost, unable or unsure. Asking for help is incredibly essential. From asking your partner to help you open a jar, to a colleague for a work project, to your family when you're sick... Asking for help is one of the most vulnerable and humble actions a person can make.
No one is perfect. No one is invincible. No one is all-knowing (even if they might think so). We witness people exposing their weaknesses and or insecurities daily, and we understand and acknowledge the privilege it is to be trusted enough to be present in that.
The is no shame in asking for help. There is no shame in admitting you don't know something. If anything, it shows incredible courage and strength when you acknowledge that you are faulted and human. It creates space for exchange. It creates space for growth. And that, in our opinion, is powerful.
It is very easy to go through your life pretending you don't need help. We see many people in the public eye acting like nothing goes wrong in their lives, but then we also see those who feel so profoundly alone and hurting take their life to an end.
We are not saying its easy, because it isn't. BUT, that fear or risk should never stop you from taking steps forward towards a positive outcome. Everyone has needed help and will need help in the future. That's the whole point of learning and growing. The ability to share amongst each other so we can all progress together. It is a beautiful gift to be privileged enough to be in a position to be asked and then provide.
Never forget how capable you are. Never forget how we are all imperfect, faulted, learning beings and encourage those around you to be able to count on you when they need a hand. But most importantly, ask for yourself when you need it.
Thanks for reading amigos, stay tuned for DAY ELEVEN of our 29 Days of Self-Care Series!