Do you know how brave it is to ask for help?
Believe me when I tell you I know just how hard it can be! The way I grew up, I definitely felt like I couldn’t depend on anyone, so I played small hoping nobody would notice me. I was too scared to ask for help as a child and that taught me things like how to…
- Pretend to be someone I’m not.
- Keep a secret from those closest to me.
- Not trust adults especially the ones in my family.
- Live in fear of just about everyone.
And live in a constant state of panic! I never knew what would happen next and I did everything I could to hide from the daily chaos in my life. Thinking back on all of it now, at least what I can remember, I’m so proud of how far I’ve come.
As a child, I was too scared to ask for help and as an adult I saw it as a sign of weakness. In my traumatized mind, admitting I couldn’t do it all would be like telling someone I’m a failure! And of course, the idea of letting go of the control I had on everything meant I couldn’t do it all and the happy “life” I had (which wasn’t true at the time) would crumble.
You weren’t meant to do it all so remember asking for help isn’t a weakness, it’s a strength. It’s a brave thing to do AND it’s something you can learn how to do. All it takes is a willingness to do things differently and a little preparation.
Also, the more you ask the easier it’ll be to ask again. It requires practice, patience, and getting out of your comfort zone! Which means being brave and just doing it!
So, let me ask you…what’s stopping you from asking for help?
Remember, you’ve got everything you need to get anything you want. And journaling is one of the tools that’ll help you figure out what that is.
I’m thrilled that you’re here! And if you’re curious, you can check out more of my story here.
One of the things I’m most grateful for is my meditation practice. It’s my go-to for calming my mind and soothing my nervous system. If you want to learn more, listen to the How a Daily Meditation Practice Quickly Improves Your Life episode of the Tough Love for Sensitive Soul’s podcast.
Plus, there’s a FREE workbook for you to download!
Inside the Finding Balance With Meditation – A Beginners Guide To Feeling Peace and Calm Among The Chaos workbook, you can practice 6 different guided meditations that are 10 minutes or less. You’ll also learn how to prepare for an amazing practice and what to do if your mind wanders.
While you’re trying each one, you can make notes about the meditation, then use the 3 journal prompts to document your experience. And you can type directly into the workbook!
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