We were created to be a part of something rather than living alone. Humans generally strive to be a collective community of cooperation and collaboration.
One of the main benefits of stepping up and asking someone for help is that it is a good step in achieving the capability to calm yourself. In order to help yourself manage tough emotions, it is not necessary for you to manage entirely alone, but it is important that you know how to initiate and be the one to ask someone, "Can you please help me with this?".
Even when we know we may need help, asking for help can be an entirely different challenge. In this blog, we’ll dive into why it can feel difficult to ask for help and the many benefits of choosing to ask for the help we need.
Raising kids is hard, especially if your child needs extra care from specialists and other care providers. Sometimes, being the best parent you can be means asking for help. BLOOM is here to make it easy.
Our in-depth courses equip you, the parent, to take over key elements of supporting your child with expert instruction and practical methods on everything from motor skills, tantrums, attention issues, sensory issues, and more.
Why Is It Difficult to Ask for Help?
While it differs from person to person, there are a few key reasons why it can feel difficult to ask for help.
Some common reasons include:
-Feeling like you’re wasting people’s time
-Believing that you shouldn’t be asking for help
-Believing that asking for help is a side of weakness
-Fear of rejection
Understanding why help can feel difficult is the first step to accepting the benefits that come along with the realization that you need to ask for help.
4 Benefits of Asking for Help
Sometimes, asking for help means you may have to accept a favor without being able to return it equally. That is okay. Instead, you can choose to pay that kindness forward by helping others with something you are good at. When you reach out for help, it may not be a give and take, but rather, you pay it forward in some other way. Even with this truth, asking for help can still feel hard.
When you decide to accept help, you experience a plethora of benefits that include:
- Boost happiness–asking for help builds a connection with others. We are meant to be in interdependent with others; therefore, asking for help is a way to boost your happiness.
- Health benefits–suffering in silence because of pride or the inability to ask for help can have detrimental health effects, including feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or lonely.
- Boost confidence and self-esteem–as you become more comfortable reaching out for help, you understand that you are worthy of help. This feeling boosts your confidence and self-esteem.
- Increase productivity–sometimes asking for help, from a spouse specifically, can be about supporting your productivity.
Methods to Help You Parent Your Child
For parents, help often comes in the form of support at the different points on your parenting journey. From infant and toddlerhood to parenting teenagers, there are challenges every step of the way!
Every child is precious, special, and has unique needs. No matter if your child requires extra care from specialists, or if you are in the throws of parenting a toddler or a teenager, BLOOM is here to make it easy.
We provide videos, exercises, practical guidance, and how-tos to help you support your child so you can grow together. Discover our in-depth courses that equip you, the parent, to take over key elements of supporting your child with expert instruction and practical methods on everything from motor skills, tantrums, attention issues, sensory issues, and more.
With the help of BLOOM, you gain what you need, plus regain the joy of raising your one-of-a-kind child.
Bloom is available to all parents, and we are ready to welcome you.