Seeking help may seem as if it were a cowardly act. Is it?
Many may feel embarrassed or too prideful to admit when they simply need the help.
Stop. It is not cowardly, but humble. Stop being prideful, being the know it all. Stop looking down on those who do seek help, and commend them for making the change for themselves. No one is above help, we are not perfect. Can you accept that we are imperfect…. easier said than done, isn’t it?
I have a type A personality, where I constantly feel like I have to reach perfection, causing more harm to myself through stress and self-depreciation.
Seeking help actually makes you not only humble, but a strong person. Does seeking help from a doctor when we are sick make us weak because we couldn’t find the cure ourselves? No, it makes us better, because the doctor can diagnose the sickness and prescribe the right medicine. Help may come in many forms; doctor, counselor, family, friend, and etc. They can brighten our perspective on the current issue at hand.
If help is so humiliating, how and why is it?
Do you believe in humility?
Do you not want to get better, stronger, and happier?
When suffering from self-destructing habits, depression, self-torment, and so on, please lose the pride and gain the strength. Be the better person for yourself, and turn to the appropriate avenue of help.
Say you are a parent. Your child is sick. What’s the first thing you do? Verify the symptoms and plan to visit a trained physician. But why? You love your child so much that you need and want your baby to feel better. The doctor preforms a series of tests during the checkup, provides a diagnosis, as well as the medicine needed to be administered regularly. As you follow the directions given by the physician, you notice the child is starting to feel better. *snaps fingers* And just like that, your child is back to themselves.
If we are willing to take care of others, should we not even more so do this for ourselves? We cannot help others if we aren’t well ourselves. Not every battle will be won when fought alone. Sometimes the professional help is the only solution.
Eating disorders are not an overnight fix. They do not just go away. It’s a mental sickness. Help yourself, by listening to the professional’s advice. Make that step to have that healthy lifestyle that you dream of.
LOVE YOUR GORGEOUS SELF. Choose happiness, choose health, CHOOSE LIFE…. Learn humility and ask for help. Saving a life, YOUR life will be worth it to those who love you, especially our creator.
I applaud my fellow women fitness enthusiasts who keep fighting everyday…. I am right there with you. ✌
I choose life, Do you?