Why should we ask for help?
Have you ever heard a problem shared is a problem halved? Being able to ask for help strengthens our belief that we are not alone and that someone cares.
Some peoples’ core beliefs make asking for help difficult.
Up for discussion:
When did I ask for help and found that help really useful?
What type of help do I find easier to ask for?
What type of help do I find more difficult to ask for? Why is that?
How do I feel when someone asks me for help?
What are the benefits of being able to ask for help?
Supportive relationships are a strength that helps build resilience. Who are the important people in your life you feel able to talk to or ask for help from?
Make a list of people who are supportive and in what way.
Write your name inside the circle below. Next, use the list you have just made to draw other circles representing each person in your life. As you draw each circle, write the name of the person in it. Draw circles of those you consider most supportive nearest to you and people less supportive further away from you. Add more lines if you need to.
Some questions to ask:
People tend to have more resources within themselves when they look after themselves. Taking a positive and active approach to your health and wellbeing is your choice. It is within your control. Because this is so important, the final section of this workbook looks at: