Mindful in 5 Podcast

How to Ask For Help

March 24, 2023 Spiwe Jefferson Season 3 Episode 80
Mindful in 5 Podcast
How to Ask For Help
Show Notes

Quick, think of the last time you really needed help with something, whether it was at work or in your personal life. How quick were you to ask for the help you needed? If you didn’t immediately jump up and do it, what stood in your way? 

Seeking help is a sign of strength and not weakness. It takes courage to acknowledge our limitations and vulnerabilities and ask for support when we need it.

Why is asking for help such a crucial coping skill? Let’s look at this question from 2 perspectives, the perspective of the person asking, and the perspective of the person being asked. 

Asking for help can be difficult, and there are many reasons why we find it hard. I love my job and feel supported and safe. And yet I know what it is to hesitate to ask for help for any number of reasons, which I unpack in this episode. Here are the topics discussed in this episode:

  • 5 common reasons why we don’t ask for help
  • My own stories and examples
  • Why asking for help is such a crucial coping skill 
  • Scientific research debunking some of the myths that stand in our way
  • 5 Mindful in 5 steps to help you open yourself up to seek the help you need

Mentally opening yourself up and asking for help at work can be challenging, but it is an essential part of personal and professional growth. By being clear, vulnerable, focused, and peaceful, you can create a safe and supportive environment where you can get what you need to succeed and thrive. 

Share this episode with a friend who needs encouragement asking for help this week. Until next time, be mindful and be well.

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