6 benefits of asking for help
80% of women I meet tell me they feel exhausted, just living their life. If this sounds familiar I have a challenge for you. What if you lightened your load a little and heaven forbid, asked for help? Yep, that’s what I said. ASK. FOR. HELP. At home. In your business. At work.
There are benefits! Six of them in fact and I’ve outlined them below because they are valuable to know:
- Relationship Building/Networking Opportunities
Human beings are social beings. We love feeling connected with others and often feel discomfort when experiencing feelings of isolation. Collaboration with another strengthens our relatedness with others.
- Better Health
Accepting help from another or “sharing the load” provides a sense of relief and an increase in energy. Negative thoughts and stress levels decrease.
- Increase in Productivity
If you choose to accept assistance from someone with the right skills, you will become more efficient, creative and successful in your tasks. This person may help you become unstuck, remove obstacles and motivate you to progress faster towards your goals.
- Opportunity to Learn & Develop
There is no one in the world like you. You are unique, just like the person you choose to accept help from. This person will bring their own experience, knowledge, skills and resources. They may teach you something new, provide you with information or offer an idea you’d not thought of.
- Develops A Growth Mindset
Admitting you need help, and asking for it, teaches you and those around you that asking for help is allowed, beneficial and normal. This develops your growth mindset which sparks curiosity, creativity, open mindedness and a desire to learn more and achieve more.
Think of the last time you asked for help and it came. Did you feel grateful?
Research shows that people who regularly practise gratitude:
- experience less physical aches and pains
- exercise more often
- enjoy a reduction in emotions such as envy, resentment, frustration and regret
- experience more happiness and less anxiety
- sleep better
- have high esteem
- are more resilient and have better mental strength
Six valuable reasons to not go it alone. Are you up to the challenge to start asking for help?