How to Respond When People Decline Your Offer for Help: Just Show Up

How to Respond When People Decline Your Offer for Help: Just Show Up

What do you do when someone declines your offer for help? One solution: just show up.

Asking for help isn’t easy but certain resources can ease the burden.

Remember How Far You Have Come

Remember How Far You Have Come

On the verge of quitting something good, the practice of reflection saved me. The strength to press on grows within us as we reflect on where we have been and what we have made it through.

Reflection allows us to count the fruit of the weeks, months, and years past. If you are struggling to keep going, don’t forget to remember just how far you have come.

Overcoming the Struggle to Ask for and Accept Help

Overcoming the Struggle to Ask for and Accept Help

Asking for help is not my natural inclination. Neither is accepting help when it’s offered. It’s much easier to convince myself that I’m creating an unnecessary inconvenience or burden. At the heart of the matter, my inability to ask for and accept help usually stems from a desire not to appear weak. I prefer to “have it all together.” But the hardest days only feel harder when I try to push through on my own.

Instead of believing the lie that asking for and accepting help is a weakness, I’ve begun to see it as an opportunity to connect with others and be served.

2020 Word of the Year

2020 Word of the Year

As one year fades into another, it’s a natural time for reflection. A time spent uncovering what went well, what we wish had gone differently, what we learned along the way, and what our hope is for the future. Reflection is an opportunity to evaluate the past in order to reveal the ways we’ve grown and changed.

We are given a path forward when we take the lessons learned from the past and use them as a guide. One way I do this is by selecting a word of the year.

How to Convince Yourself to Keep Going When it Feels Impossible

How to Convince Yourself to Keep Going When it Feels Impossible

The mind is a powerful tool. It can help us, or hurt us; propel us forward, or hold us back. Our mind can be used to our advantage or disadvantage – it’s a choice we have the ability to make.

We don’t always have the ability to control our circumstances, but we do have the ability to control our mind, and in turn, the power it holds over us. When the going gets tough, I’ve learned to use mental strength to pull me through.