Admitting you need help is a hard thing for us to do. Often we feel like asking for help makes us weak, but in reality there is nothing stronger than putting pride aside and realizing not everything has to be done alone.
Even if it’s not pride that is in the way of asking for help, there’s always good old-fashioned denial. We deny a lot of things in our life, but denying when we need help should never be one of them. We often thing we don’t need help, but in reality, we can always use help. A second opinion on something as small as an outfit to something as large as a medical diagnosis are often sought out.
Asking for help is something we do on a regular basis in our lives, so asking for help with something as important as our mental, emotional, and physical health should never be something we deny ourselves.
Too often we wait until things are unfixable or until we have hit that “rock bottom” stage before we seek out help. If we could only admit that seeking out help earlier is the best for us, we could save relationships, and many emotional, mental, and physical hardships on ourselves if we can only ask for help early on in our struggles.
Admitting you need help does not necessarily mean that you have a life-threatening problem. It can simply mean that you need a support system around you, that you are overwhelmed and have finally admitted that you can’t do it all alone. Because we have ego and pride we often overestimate how much control we have over our lives and too often when we hit rock bottom, it shatters that illusion. If we can understand early that we cannot control everything early on in our lives, we can begin to seek out help, and actually, in turn, learn how we can have better control over things. It is our ignorance and pride that stops us from having better control over events and our emotions.
Admitting you need help in any aspect of your life is something that should not be ignorant to. And the sooner that we can ask for help the sooner we can gain better control of our lives, and live happier, more fulfilled lives.