Why Is It So Hard to Ask for Help?
Does anyone else struggle with asking for help? I still have the hardest time with this, but I’m learning. The truth is, needing help isn’t a weakness: it’s human. We’re not meant to do postpartum, motherhood, parenting, or LIFE on our own. We need help and we deserve help. So why does it feel so hard to ask for it? ⠀
I have a lot of theories on this, but one of them is rooted in language. The word “help” can interfere with our belief that we are strong, independent women, capable of achieving anything on our own. But spoiler alert, mama: THAT IS STILL TRUE EVEN IF YOU NEED HELP SOMETIMES! Asking for help is a sign of strength and confidence, not weakness. ⠀
If you’re struggling with asking for help, try reframing the language as asking for SUPPORT. Or if you’re someone who likes to be in control (like me🙋🏼♀️), try thinking of it as DELEGATING. ⠀
So tell me: what can you ask for help, support, or delegate this week? Tell me in the comments!