This Week, I Will Ask for Help favorite_border

Yoga Girl Daily - September 23rd 2019

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Intention Setting, Make It Happen Monday

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

How many of us think we should be able to manage everything on our own?

This week let’s set a collective intention to ask for help when we need it and to accept support when it’s offered.

Asking for help doesn’t mean we are weak and can’t manage on our own – it is actually a very spiritual practice!

It teaches us to let go, to release control and most importantly, that we are not alone.


[00:43] Welcome to Yoga Girl Daily and happy Monday! Over here at Yoga Girl Daily of course Mondays are Make It Happen Mondays and it's time for us to sit down ground for a second and set our intentions for the week ahead. Now this week we are going to set a collective intention, which means we're all gonna have the same intention because it's something that I know we will all be able to tap into and apply in a way that really, really, really works for us. How many of us have this idea in the back of our heads that we should be able to manage most things on our own? I know this is a very common theme for so many of us. We tend to kind of soldier on and push through our day and we think that we have to kind of figure everything out on her own all the time.

[01:34] And so many of us carry a really heavy weight on our shoulders of everything that we have to manage and take care of and get done every single week. Well, this week I want us to set the intention to ask for help and support when we need it. So our intention this week is this: “This week I will ask for help and accept support when it's offered.” Hmm. That's a really beautiful intention for all of us. “This week, I will ask for help and accept support when it's offered.” And this means that the next time you find yourself feeling overwhelmed with something, whatever it is, if it's at work, with your kids, with your family, at home, with your to-do list, with all the things you have to get done in your day, the next time you feel overwhelmed instead of pushing through and struggling your way through that situation, I want you to remember this intention.

[02:27] Take a moment to pause and actually inquire to see if there's something you are able to offload. If there's someone in your proximity that you can actually ask for help and that practice of asking for help, it can be a really spiritual practice. So many of us, we tend to think that we have to control and be in charge of everything all the time and the moment we reach out and we ask people to help us, we realize how supported we actually are and we are not alone in whatever it is that we are moving through. And that thing might feel really big and hard to overcome for you might actually be something that's really easy for someone else to step in and support you with. Asking for help does not mean that we are weak. Asking for help does not mean that we can't manage on our own.

[03:12] Asking for help can be a really spiritual practice of letting go of control, leaning back and surrendering to the fact that we don't have to manage everything all on our own, that there are people around us that actually want to have a part in our lives, that actually want to be there to support us, to lend that helping hand and to be there for us. So whatever it is that you need help with and perhaps already now just by setting this intention, you know that thing that you need some help or support whether you haven't asked for in your life. If that's the case, I want you to immediately after this podcast is over, reach out and ask for that help from that person. Do it! Perhaps what you need help and support with is something really tangible, something really actionable. It might be that you need help around the house.

[03:57] Maybe you need help for someone to watch your kids so you can get that thing done that you’ve been trying to do it for a long time. Maybe it's at work with that project that you're working on. Perhaps it's something to do with your own wellbeing, something that you need help or support with. If right now in this moment you feel like, “oh, I have everything pretty much under control. I don't need help with anything...” You are going to end up at some place this week where you find yourself feeling overwhelmed. When that moment comes your way remember this intention and instead of soldiering on and pushing through, pause for a second, step back and see where there is help to be found around you. Ask for help, ask for support. Get that burden off of your shoulders. Whatever it is that you're moving through. You don't have to do this alone, and sometimes the greatest help and support is just hearing other people share similar stories to yours. Perhaps all you need is a shoulder to cry on right now. That's a really beautiful thing to ask for. Maybe what you need is for someone to listen to you, for someone to share with someone to vent with a little bit. Well ask for that support and trust me when I say it will be offered your way. “This week. I will ask for help and accept support when it's offered.” Thank you so much for setting this intention with me today. Thank you for listening. Yoga Girl Daily will be back tomorrow.

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