I help people all day long. I help them make lifestyle changes, I help them execute the perfect plank, and on some days I'm helping them stay sane. I help my kids proofread their homework and finesse their dance moves, and I help the dogs cuz they still can't feed themselves. I help my honey when it's time to grill the fish since she's daunted by this cooking task.
Do you need help? Do you know how to ask for it? A client of mine has been swimming in her life: single mom, full-time student pursuing a Doctorate, part-time worker. . .she realized she couldn't sustain her pace and took a meeting with her advisor to strategize for her next quarter. The advisor came up with a re-worked plan that provided instant relief for Ms. Client -- and they in fact could start this schedule now. She said her sigh of relief almost blew the advisor over.
What about offering to help someone? This time of year the donation baskets are filling, the needy are lining up for toys, but look around your close-in community. A mom with 2 and 3 year olds would appreciate a meal delivery the same as a mom with newborns. A friend who suffered a break-up needs movie and lunch dates. . .even if it's been a little while. Those who live alone appreciate visits and social interaction, and maybe some internet tutoring if you're with an older friend.
Giving money can make a profound difference. Giving time and love is priceless. Offer to help someone when you can, and maybe more importantly. . .ask for help. What you receive in return will fill you in ways that might surprise you.
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