Asking for help
Some of the biggest challenges people face when asking for help are a fear of being judged, feeling embarrassed or not knowing how to ask. Below are some common barriers people face and ways to overcome them.
- Feeling like asking for help is a sign of weakness – Asking for help is the opposite of weakness. In fact it shows courage, an awareness of yourself and a desire to make things better.
- Being put off by a bad experience – Sometimes when you ask for help you don’t get the response you were hoping for. It might’ve been bad timing or not quite the right person but don’t let that put you off asking for help again. Be selective and choose someone you trust.
- Not knowing what to say – It can be tricky to know how to explain how you’re feeling or get it across the way you want to. There is no right or wrong way but a good tip is to write down a few of your thoughts or worries and use that as a prompt for when you chat.