Let's face it: we all need help from time to time. Whether you need help with a project at work or just want some guidance through a difficult time, asking for help is often the best thing to do. Sure, there are times when no one knows what they are doing better than you do — but those times are exceedingly rare!
We all need help sometimes.
When you are trying to do something big and it is overwhelming, it is okay to ask for help. If you have a friend who wants to be your partner in crime, or if someone offers their help, do not be afraid of saying "yes." The people around you remind you that you have what it takes, that you matter and that you are loved.
Talk to a trusted friend, family member or colleague.
Talking to someone who has been there before can be helpful. They will know what you are going through and what to expect as the process unfolds. Avoid asking someone who is involved in the situation, as they will have their own opinion on how it unfolds--and that could bias their advice based on their own perspective instead of yours.
If you are not sure where to start, make a list of potential people for help and ask for their advice. Ask them what they would do in your situation, and if they have any suggestions or friends who might be able to help you out.
Sometimes, getting outside perspective is key to solving a problem.
You might not see something until someone else points it out to you. The people in our lives can help us see things from different angles and perspectives, which may give us new ideas for how to solve our problems!
You might not see something until someone else points it out to you. You may be so close to a situation or problem that you cannot see the forest for the trees, or do not have all the facts and information necessary. Sometimes, we need someone else to give us a perspective we cannot get on our own.
If you want to go it alone, do so because that is what you want, not because you are avoiding asking for help or because you think asking for help makes you weak.
You are not alone. We all rely on each other, whether we want to admit it or not. There are times when asking for help and being vulnerable can be scary. It is okay to ask for help. It does not make you weak, and it does not mean that you cannot do things on your own. It just means that sometimes other people have experience or skills that can help us when we need them most. So do not be afraid-- reach out!