If you’re stubborn like me and you like to do “all the things” on your own, asking for help can be difficult.
The truth is, building your village of support and receiving help is essential no matter what stage of motherhood you are in.
I found this out shortly after I became burned out trying to manage a newborn, career, life, etc. You know when people ask how you are doing and you say, “Okay.” But inside, you really aren’t okay. You are just waiting for someone to rescue you from the never-ending to-do list, feed you a hot meal and tell you it’s going to be all right. I’ve been there!
A couple of years ago, I decided I didn’t want to feel overwhelmed each day. I surely didn’t want to be short and snappy to the people around me, because I was at the end of my rope. That was the turning point when I told myself I was finally going to start asking for help. It wasn’t easy at first, but my life has been more manageable ever since!
Now, I’m giving you my 3 practical tips to make asking for help so damn easy!
- Start small. Determine the top things you need help with or are willing to receive help with. Ask yourself what is most overwhelming to you.
- Build your village of support. Designate a task to a helper and be specific about what you need support with.
- Make it a habit so you become comfortable handing off those responsibilities you once kept so close to you. Asking for help is not one and done!
If you could have one thing taken off your plate right now, what would it be? Tell me in the comments.