it doesn’t have to be this hard

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It creeps up on us slowly,

A force like gravity

That pulls us down, inch by inch

Until we cannot breathe

And what will follow?

Help – let’s hope.

I had a meeting with my mentor at work today and we had an interesting conversation about asking for help. I feel like I’m a lot like him and so we probably react to situations similarly. And running ourselves into the ground without asking for help seemed to be something we have in common.

We spoke about my little wobbles over the past few weeks and how things are now on the up and what it is that has changed. The thing that has changed is that I’m getting more help – something I hadn’t asked for, at all.

We kind of had a little chuckle over how we both run ourselves into the ground and it’s only when we’re at the doctor’s needing to be signed off, or crying in the staff room, that we realise help is out there.

Apparently, it doesn’t need to be this hard. There are resources out there and people with advice and experience. Isn’t it funny that we can literally make ourselves miserable as sin, for absolutely no reason at all? That was quite the eye opener today.

Much Love

Rachel xx

One thought on “it doesn’t have to be this hard

  1. Margot Kinberg

    That’s one of the hardest and most important lessons we ever have to learn: how to ask for help when we need it. We all need a hand at times, and we can all help others, too. I think if we see ourselves as a part of that circle, it’s easier to see when we need help and ask for it.

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