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Asking for help is a crucial life skill that many people struggle with. Why is it so hard to ask for help? Why do we feel as if we need to be able to handle everything on our own? Learning to ask for help is necessary, especially if you find yourself struggling with addiction or mental health issues. If you are struggling to ask for help, here are a few tips to keep in mind. 


You Are Not Incompetent or Needy


Many times people do not want to ask for help because they fear they will come across as needy or incompetent. Remember that learning is a lifelong process. Nobody knows everything. We are all learning every single day, and we are all learning different things. You are not needy for asking for help. You are human, and asking for help is normal and healthy. 


Others Want to Help


The people in your support system want to help you. They want to be there on the days you are mentally struggling, learning a new activity, or making big decisions. They are rooting you on each step of the way. Asking for help should feel natural. However, if it is scary or uncomfortable, take a look at who you are asking for help. Maybe the problem does not lie in actually asking for help, but with the person you are asking. 


Remember Your Goals


Do you have ambitious goals? Would asking for help aid you in making progress towards those goals? Everyone in your support system wants to see you accomplish the goals you have set for yourself. Do not be afraid to help yourself by asking for help from others. We all need support, and we all need to feel surrounded by the people we love and feel comfortable with. 


Asking for help can feel challenging and awkward. You may feel as if you should be able to handle everything on your own. However, that is simply not the case. People in your support system want to help you. They want to help you work towards your goals. If you struggle with a mental health issue or addiction, you may find yourself struggling to ask for and receive help. Here at The Guest House, we know how hard it can be to ask for help. Find peace in knowing that we are here for you at every step of the recovery process. Call us today at (855) 483-7800.