Hiya! In the past when I felt swamped or overwhelmed I would often stop reaching out, stay home, answer few calls and keep to myself. In theory it is a good idea to cocoon myself so that I could renew myself. However, reaching out can help make whatever I am going through smaller and more manageable. When you let others know what is happening in your world you allow your world to shrink, not seem so daunting and you might just see a way out of the stress heap you are under. Admitting that I needed help was hard, asking for help was harder.
As a life coach I am there for anyone and everyone that needs me to be. I hold space for people so that they can better view their world and make the changes that they would like to make. I help take their stress from keeping them stuck to motivating and initiating change. I am always inspired by the amazing people who reach out and ask me to help them. It is a HUGE deal to know that you cannot do it on your own, that you don't need to do it on your own. Life is so much sweeter when lived with others… when you understand that we are here to learn about ourselves through our relationship with others. When you allow help, when you give permission, you receive it faster than you can imagine. Usually the only thing that is standing in the way between you and your ideal world is you not asking or asking for others to participate; giving permission for others to help you.
For some reason (conditioning from our society) we believe that we are here to do everything on our own. The truth is we are dependent on one another no matter how much we would like to think we stand alone. We need each other and always will. You have what I need and I have what you need. It is about sharing, assisting, helping. Are there ways in which you could use help but you have a judgement around asking?
I ask for help now. It is more fun to be a part of team. I like the fact that others are just as excited to assist me as I am to assist them. Life is easier with help. More fun. Less overwhelming. Better, overall. Giving others the permission to assist was a big step from struggling to make it in my chosen life path and success. Asking for help made me stronger than I ever would have been on my own.