“You can do anything, but not everything.” –David Allen
We try to conquer the world, but we can’t always do it on our own. Sometimes, when everything seems to be falling apart, or we get so overwhelmed with what life has thrown at us, or we’re just having a bad day, we need to reach out to another person for support.
Life isn’t always easy. It often has more storms than rainbows, more tears than smiles, and more bad days than good. No one has a perfect life, I have never met a single person on Earth who has not gone through their fair share of bad days. And no one can do it all alone. We need to learn to ask for help when we are going through rough times.
Asking for help can be hard. You don’t want others to think you are incapable of doing things on your own. They won’t think this, trust me. They've had rough times too, and they know you would help them if the roles were reversed. Your friends want to help you!
Personally, when I am going through a rough time, I tend to keep it all to myself. I never share my feelings and struggles with others. This isn’t healthy. Keeping your feelings bottled up and your struggles to yourself will leave you feeling overwhelmed and alone. When you share what is going on, you will receive love and compassion that will make it all so much easier.
And when someone else asks you for help, always remember: what would you want them to do if it were you asking?
“Sometimes the only answer people are looking for when they ask for help is that they won’t have to face the problem alone.” –Mark Amend