Last week, we discussed the topic of being of service — helping others. But, what if you’re the one who needs help? Do you find it easy to ASK? Does it make you feel dependent? Whether or not you have fibromyalgia or a chronic health challenge, would you rather pull the covers over your head than reach out and ask for help?
To revisit last week’s topic, check out this Widen Your Circle of Influence post here.
This week, your task is easy. The following is a multiple (mucho multiple, actually) choice question designed to stir up your reaction juices. I’d like you to ponder the following.
Which answers resonate with you the most?
When I think of asking for help, I feel ….
(By the way, there’s no “right” answer to the above question.)
How does asking for help
make you feel?
Do you feel more than one response from the equation above? I sure do. In fact, I feel a combination of several.
You may feel angry and anxious, or vulnerable and resentful. Of course, there are many combinations. But … can you feel weak and empowered? Can you feel any of the above listed responses and empowered?
What say you?
What do you think about asking for support? Do you find it easy? What about letting your needs be known in public? Do you feel there’s a stigma? Does it stress you out?
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