You don’t have to have an addiction to drugs or alcohol, or thoughts of self-harm, or even depression for Coral Sands to be a helpful place for you.
Often we don’t realize how spread thin we have become. We want to take on the world, do everything ourselves, and never ask for help. But these are unrealistic expectations. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and it sure wasn’t built alone.
There are 3 steps that need to be taken to receive help.
Admitting that you cannot do everything alone is the first step.
This doesn’t mean that you have failed or are weak; in fact, this means that you are wise and strong. Successful people know how to delegate tasks to other people; they know what deserves their time and what items they can ask for help to complete.
We constantly overrun ourselves, and being able to admit that we need to receive help and that we have taken on too much is the first step to us living happier healthier lives.
This might be too much work, or this may be that we have developed a depression, and we can’t bear the pain alone, or maybe that we have become reliant on drugs or alcohol. In this case, we are using drugs and alcohol as a support system, instead of a healthy support system. In order to receive help, we need to be able to admit that we have put our energy into the wrong areas and we need a support system to help us take the burden.
Seeking help from others is the second step.
Now that you have admitted that you need to receive help, you have to actually go and get it. This can be a support system of family and friends around you, or a sponsor, or a counselor, or seeking out help from a place like Coral Sands.
You need to truly understand what you need help with, and seek the best route for you. The best support system and the best environment for you to receive help. Be honest with yourself about what is going to be the best.
Accepting that help is the third step.
You can admit that you need help and seek it out all day long, but if you aren’t willing to actually accept that help, you’ll never feel any better.
It happens often that people seek out help for their stressors but once they receive help, they aren’t receptive to it. Make sure that you are willing to truly receive the help that is being offered to you.
These three ways to receive help seem very obvious and easy, but often our stubbornness or pride take over and we make it difficult on ourselves. Remember, you don’t have to take on anything alone, and there is always help out there if you are willing to accept it.