Let me say that again for the people in the back. Asking for help is a superpower.
I was living a life filled with fear and anxiety. The emotional exhaustion persisted. There was no respite from the toll that my struggles of caring for my family had taken. I had no time for myself, and I felt broken.
Above all, when I think back to that time and all the people who surrounded me. If I had simply asked for help, I know they would have all contributed in some way. But it’s never that simple, is it? Every time I looked around, I felt like a failure. Everyone seemed to have it together- manicured lawns, happy, healthy children, thriving careers, and even time for fun adventures with their families.
I also knew I needed to radically change the way I was living.
As for all of the people I’d assumed had it together- they probably didn’t. Just like an outsider’s view of my life, scrolling through my posts on Facebook, I looked just as put-together as the rest. We weren’t likely any different from one another.
So why don’t we ask for help- even when we are crying, alone and desperate?
We are afraid. We’re afraid of appearing vulnerable, weak, and incapable. Many of us have past experiences and conditioning that influenced our relationship with asking for help. Many of us were told to work harder, suck it up, push through. We were taught that heroes overcame things on their own.
If this resonates with you and you feel like asking for help makes you less of a person, weak, unfit, etc… Let me let you in on my secret:
Above all….Asking for help is a superpower.
In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, “It’s important to recognize that at every step of the way, I had help. It’s important to acknowledge that.” No one that has a truly successful career and life does it alone. Think of the big celebrity names like Arnold or Oprah. Neither will tell you that they are “self-made.”
Trust me, ask for help. It will change your life.
I created the Food Allergy Institute to provide the unique support you need. Whether you’re seeking information on how to be your child’s best advocate, or you’re in search of ways to manage your own anxiety- I’ve developed the tools and resources, so you don’t have to go at this alone.
Contact me today for your FREE consultation, and let’s get through this together.