Why don’t you ask for help more often? A Chronic Illness Podcast
Why don’t you ask for help more often? You shouldn’t feel like you have to do everything by yourself. Don’t you know we are all here for you?
Yes, I know.Super kind and thoughtful.
However, when I ask I hear the sigh. The shoulder slump. The do you really need that right now?
The thing is when you can do nothing everything you want is now super EXTRA.
I can barely ask for what I need. What I really want, the non life supporting things that I already don’t always feel I deserve I can barely ask for.
I want the dogs fed. Ok that was my favor. I really want them to have a walk today. A walk? Wow well ok. I would like to go to the grocery store to get family things. Can that be later?
This is how I use up all of my help and good will. Chores and getting to dr appointments. I wouldn’t even know how to ask to go to a museum. Maybe just outside for outside sake. Or a chore that means something to me but nothing to anyone else like weeding or watering plants.
How do all of you handle the tango of asking for what you want and need? Answer below. No really I am looking for ideas.