As a Mum of two small kids, I always found it difficult to ask for help.
Even now, when they are a little bit older, I struggle to acknowledge my own tiredness until it is too late.
The vulnerability it takes to show someone else that you cannot do it all is the humility that is required to open to door of weakness to another.
Even though we know we can’t do it all.
Even though we get tired and overwhelmed.
It still takes humility to say the word, “help!”
I have been teaching myself to say yes, when people offer to help me, even in the very small ways.
When my own Mum, says “would you like me to make dinner?” Instead of straight away say “No its okay Mum, I got this.”
I answer simply “Yes, thanks Mum, that would be so helpful.”
If someone asks if I need help to carry groceries to the car, instead of an independent “No, thanks.” I am learning to say yes graciously.
If someone trusted offers to look after my kids, even for a few little moments so I can sit and rest at the park I say “yes”.
Next time someone offers to help you, even if you maybe don’t think you need their help, what if you tried to answer differently.
Just ask for help.