I thought I would share a conversation that I had with a friend over the weekend, and the topic that it brought up. The topic is: Asking for help when you need it.
Around August last year I had been fired from my job and felt over whelmed and unable to cope. I had called my mother to tell her how I felt and had then called my GP. Following that I arranged councelling, and asked the GP for meds to cope, for the first time.
To me, asking for help brings with it a feeling of unable to cope by yourself a sense of failure, and it makes it diffilcult to ask for help, at least for me it does.
As I told my friend this I remembered a time in my childhood when I was around 8. I had moved from England to Holland(where I am from) and had started school in Holland. I had found it very difficult to cope with school and had to go down a grade. My parents had taken me to the GP to ask for help.
After that discussion with my friend I have been feeling a lot more aware of my feelings from that time in my childhood. I have recently been feeling a bit like that 8 year old that went through a tough time. I feel a bit rough, or as if I am struggling for lack of exact word to describe how I feel.
It is ok to ask for help.
lots of love,