There are 5 main reasons; 5 main beliefs that prevent us from reaching out for help when we could use it the most… and helpful ways to see them.
- “This is too much! I feel too horrible to talk to anyone.” I get it. Sometimes it’s all just too much. We don’t like to feel some emotions intensely. Sometimes the only possible response to intense emotions is “running away” for a while. It can be helpful to give ourselves permission to not “fix” anything for a while… to give myself permission to be broken. And then… there’s a point when to continue feeling miserable is simply indulging our own self-pity. At some point, if we want to move forward, we must say, in one way or another, “Oh well!” and get up, dust ourselves off and get on with it. Even if we don’t feel like we can do much, just taking one small step is a great start.