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Day 18: Ask for help with one thing today

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#1 F.E.B.E

Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:29 PM

It does take a village to raise children. So that means it's okay to ask for help from time to time.

But many of us don't ask for help. We feel like we don't want to impose or we should be able to manage on our own.

Today, we're going to practice asking for help. It may only be a small request, but identify something that might help you and very politely ask the question.

Is there something that might help you - even from your partner? Go ahead and ask, then come back and share it with other members.

#2 {Amy} PWB

Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:32 PM

This is a tough one, whose good at asking for help?

#3 anneg

Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:34 PM

my ask was two part - i had to keep my unwell daughter home from childcare today, so i asked her (miss 4) to help me get some work done by only calling me when she needed me and checked on her every 30 mins. i also asked two friends to keep me accountable by telling them what i had to achieve today and got them to check in with me after lunch. it worked well and i felt positive about my efforts!

#4 F.E.B.E

Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:43 PM

My mother in law is visiting and took it upon herself to do the gardening today - I thanked her profusely and didn't let myself feel guilty.

Ditto with the kids and bedtime stories.

I haven't progressed to outright asking but I am building confidence!

#5 {Amy} PWB

Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:29 AM

Well done Anneg and Amber!

#6 Morgaine71

Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:52 AM

nope as don't really have anyone else around to ask, but I suppose I asked for help by getting take away for dinner because I was too tired to cook!

#7 parentwellbeing

Posted 19 September 2013 - 02:30 PM

Sometimes Morgaine we can ask a favour of ourselves - is it okay if I don't fold the washing/clean up the kitchen/prepare dinner and just have a little sit instead? Then we can say yes, and be kind to ourselves!

#8 Morgaine71

Posted 20 September 2013 - 11:18 AM

hmmmm ok thanks for that. Hadn't thought of that! :doh: I do that sometimes with the dishes at night Posted Image

Edited by Morgaine71, 20 September 2013 - 11:19 AM.

#9 RuRa

Posted 20 September 2013 - 11:26 PM

Good on ya Morgaine, it's tough to be kind to yourself sometimes but I'm slowly learning that important lesson x

As for me, I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon on this day with my mum at her place who had a day off work. She's always helpful and looks after me by doing all the things mum do best; she watched the littlies while I jumped in the shower, she took my DD out to music class and treated her to lunch while I rested with my bubs and cooked us a delicious, healthy dinner...what more could I hav asked for?! So blessed xx

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