Asking for assistance.

If you needed to move a heavy item of furniture, you probably wouldn’t attempt to do so on your own.

There are some tasks which clearly require more than one pair of hands.

It’s pretty obvious to ask for help when the work is of a physical nature.
Then why doesn’t it seem equally sensible to do so when the heavy lifting is more cerebral?


When you’ve got too much to think about, too much to worry about, it can be tempting to keep it all to yourself.

But that’s not good.

In many situations, a problem shared is a problem halved.

(Not always of course, but it’s a rule that holds good a great deal of the time.)

Sometimes the simple act of talking through your concerns, worries and anxieties can help you get them into perspective.

Then of course there may be other times when you really can ask someone else to take the load off your shoulders.

You’re human, not super-human.

If you’re carrying a heavy load, there’s nearly always someone who will help.

But usually you need to ask.

And that’s fine.

3 thoughts on “Asking for assistance.

  1. Totally agree! But what if I’m not that type of human beeing who can ask? Luckily in the end I always could fix my “big” or really BIG burdens. Up till now, anyway 🙂

  2. Asking is often the hardest part and I too often having trouble asking!
    It is amazing how light the burden can become once you do get some help though!
    “Many hands make light work” certainly applies with problems as well as shifting furniture!!

    After today, I will be signing off for the Christmas break, so can I please wish yourself Jon and all your readers a very Merry Christmas and a truly amazing 2017!

    Your ‘Moodnudges’ have been great for helping me get through 2016, so keep up the great work and see you all in 2017!!

  3. I really feel better when I can talk over my worries with my friends and family. It does me a world of good.

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