How to ask for help

November 17, 2021

If asking for help doesn't come easy for you, this blog is for you. For many people, asking for help means giving up control and that can be very uncomfortable. It also makes some feel needy or burdensome. Others are afraid that they'll be judged or shunned. These are all common feelings that many have when thinking about seeking assistance. Here are a few tips to get better at asking for help. 


Practice. Use opportunities to ask for help, but in smaller ways to begin with. Don't be afraid to speak up when you feel overwhelmed during a meeting or don't understand how to solve a problem during a class. If you take these chances to practice, in time you won't be uneasy about asking for help.

Make it a conversation. Make it known that you have a challenge and could really use some help. It doesn't have to be a direct ask, instead you're talking to someone about what you need. 

Spend time with your support system. Being surrounded by those who love you is a great reminder that they care for you, want to help, and are willing to be there for you. Try to not push those connections away. 


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