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Friday, July 30, 2010

Had a little breakthrough yesterday and so now I want to practice the same thing everyday. You see, I have a superwoman complex. Not just perfectionist thing, but also the I am responsible for the whole freaking world. I have given advice so many times to friends to ask for help from family or DH or whoever so that they can make time for their exercise or their food planning or meditation or a bubble bath, but was I following my own advice this whole time? NO!

Yesterday was a very busy day. I had to do some extra prep for a client, I needed to get my workouts in, I missed a bus and there was a late train, there was pouring rain so biking to my appointments was out of the question, we needed some things from the store, etc. I realized that I was shoving my workout down the priority list ...

But then I realized that I am not the only adult in this house, why am I doing everything? Because for some reason I think it is all my responsibility? If I don't do it, no one will? Stupid! Of course I can rely on DH. And I did. And I will again! By doing this, I had breathing room in my day to do the things I needed to for me! Got my workouts in and didn't have to stress over everything...

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  • ZIRCADIA
    I tend to ask for help at things I'm expected to be bad at and never ask for help at things I'm expected to be able to do. The thing is -- it doesn't have to work that way!!! You can ask for help when you know how to (or are expected to know how) to do something. Maybe you've just got too much on your plate or maybe things are just better with two heads than one or for whatever reason. It's hard for me to remember this. I'm "supposed to be" the health and fitness guru in my circle of people -- but that doesn't mean I never need help and support to accomplish my health and fitness goals and I forget that and withdraw into my own little world and rely only on myself. It's bad stuff. Anyway - great post!
    3928 days ago
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