Do you ask for help when you need it? Or does handling it on your own seem like the right thing to do?
Our society values independence, and "making it on your own" can be seen as a strength and achievement. Unfortunately, these ideals leave many people uncomfortable with accepting the help and support they need. The old adage about it taking a village to raise a child could just as easily be applied to wellbeing.
There is no substitute for the power of social support from a group engaged in a common goal. If you are striving for a healthier lifestyle consider help with:
Losing Weight - Social support through meetings and online tools such as community message and discussion boards help in terms of weight loss through encouragement and reinforcement.
Financial Planning - Seeking professional advice to prepare for retirement with a specific plan and steps to follow will help bring more financial stability and a better transition to later life.
Working Out - Seek someone to join you on walks, runs, or trips to the gym. When you depend on each other, you are less likely to skip a workout.
Managing Stress - A thoughtful listener can often help us get though tough times and crisis.
Sometimes life happens and situations hit that we are unprepared to face. It’s during those times that we need the help and support of others.