It's okay to ask for help

There is a fine line between ‘you’ll never know if you don’t ask’ and just being plain rude and intrusive. Sometimes it’s hard to see the frayed edges. But, asking for help is something that I often struggle with. I am sure that I’m not alone in this.

I know that this is not just a feeling I have because the more I talk to people, the more I realise that everyone is having a hard time trying to ‘adult’. No one ever warned us that this was the reality of growing up. Overwhelming worries hit the best of us, and as important as it is to ask for help, it is also important to accept that some days won’t be good days and that the bad days are just another part of life. The key is to not wallow, to accept the bad day and to say you know what, tomorrow I will move forward. (I always listen to this poem on a bad day).

Yesterday I had to ask for help. It was a task I just couldn’t get my head around, and now when I look back at it retrospectively I realise that it was a task maybe I shouldn’t have tried taking on by myself anyway. I was asked if I wanted help, and I said yes.

Whether you need one of your children to help hang the washing out for you, someone to do the graphics for your small business, or just a friend to make you a cup of coffee; asking for help does not change your superhero status. If anything noticing that you cant take on the world alone makes you more of a superhero. After all, Batman always had Robin. ♥