When you wake up tomorrow, how do you want to feel?
If you, like most of us silently thought of the word good, then that seems (to me) to be the most common and desired response!
You want to feel good.
Hey, you want to feel great!
For some of us though, feeling good, never mind great, just isn't possible right now.
It could be you. It might be someone you love. It might be someone at your workplace.
The challenge of asking for help.
It just might save a life.
At the very least, it might help you or someone you know out of a tight spot.
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It might just help someone you love or you might work with now.
"Help" .... A word that many of us don't want to use when we need it. Asking for help is not easy, is it?!
If you needed help with a burst pipe at your house, you would ask for help very quickly!
When one needs some emotional help though, many of us just don't want to bother someone else.
-Or maybe we are too embarrassed to admit that we are not coping the way society says we should.
-Or perhaps we are too proud?
-Or perhaps we have an enlarged ego, and couldn't possibly ask for help?
-Whatever the reason, at times you or someone you know, might need to ask for help.
You are the one that will benefit if you reach out, ask & get help.
I am not talking about selfishly asking for help, so that you can avoid doing something yourself.
You will likely know when you need some outside perspective on something
that is bothering you.
Or you might just feel like you are really struggling when you know that you usually feel good.
Most of us have a blue day -an off day:
But if these type of days continue for more than a couple of weeks, then it might be a sign of depression or just the right time to reach out and share your feelings with a medical professional, a family member, or close friend.
Taking action is being proactive and strong.
It might be easier to keep things to yourself, but ultimately you might be prolonging the discomfort inside you. Make that call to a trusted and compassionate family member.
Maybe a visit to your medical practitioner, where you can confidentially discuss what is on your mind can really help you feel better. That is very empowering too.
Not only are you helping yourself, but you feeling and being happier will flow onto your family and friends, and help you out at work too. You will feel better, be more confident and be more productive.
Ask a friend if you are concerned with their health and wellbeing if they are not themselves.
You can start by asking, Are you Ok? Then wait and allow them to talk to you.
I have had to ask for help when I needed it, from family and close friends. It made a world of difference to me and my family.
Please remember, it is strong to ask for help.
Please ensure you get help for the most important person in your life - you.
-You will feel so much better. It's better than struggling alone too.
When you can think clearly, you are at the optimum position to help those around you.
Your family, friends, and at work.
- Please reach out and ask for help if you need it.
- Ask a friend or family member if they are OK if you are concerned about them.
You might just be helping someone that really doesn't know where to start to ask for help. They will likely be very grateful. Even if they don't say thanks out loud to you.
These empowering suggestions and strategies can all then help you and those you care about, to get up tomorrow and feel great!
Author, Loving Me -How to love and cherish yourself