So this week has been a difficult one. I’ve been battling internally with a couple of things. And in particular, asking for help when I’m in need or struggling with something.
It’s a weird one because I really enjoy helping people in any capacity. But when the tables are turned on me, it makes me uncomfortable.
I had to sit down and really think about what it was that was making me feel uncomfortable. Pride, not wanting to intrude on other people’s lives and being a burden were the only things that I could come up with.
I’ve had experiences in the past where I’ve asked people for help and they have used it as ammunition to take shots at me when disagreements have occurred. That also boiled down to the kind of people that surrounded me. A lesson learnt.
In other situations, when I’ve gone to family members, I’ve always felt like I was a burden. Even before asking them for help I was already worrying about the outcome. I know now that that irrational fear has stopped me from getting the support I need.
The feeling of discomfort won’t change overnight. I know that it’s okay to ask for help. The worst that could happen is they could say no to whatever it is I need help with. I need not let that deter me from reaching out.
This is something I’m working on.
Do you guys have difficulty reaching out and asking for help? What are tour reasons?
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