How to Ask for Help (and Actually Get It) | Carley Schweet

How to Ask for Help (and Actually Get It)

Speaking up and asking for support from others isn’t always easy, but it’s often the ticket to improving our health and wellness. Here’s now.

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Episode 041 | May 5, 2020

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Feeling overwhelmed, burned out, and resentful can stem from taking on too much and assuming complete responsibility for many areas of your life. Learning how to recognize when you’re doing too much and subsequently asking others for help and encouragement isn’t always easy, but often, it’s necessary to do so.

In this episode, we’re covering why support is critical – whether you’re a new mom or a burned-out employee (or both!) – and how you can courageously ask for what you need.

Topics Covered

My support story | 2:06

Why we don’t ask for help | 5:06

The “not busy enough” trap | 8:00

Fears that we won’t be supported | 9:14

Common signs you need support | 13:32

How do you ask for help? | 23:50

Additional Resources

Learning to ask for help (and actually get it) is a lifelong learning process. Here are some resources that can help you take the next step:

Also, make sure to download 50 five-minute self-care ideas here!


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  1. […] Also, if there are others in your home, do your best to communicate specific blocks of time that you need to focus on your work. Easier said than done, I know, especially if you have little ones running around. Achieving quiet time may take some clear communication with your partner, so be sure to speak up and ask for what you need. […]

  2. […] Ask for support and be specific in your requests […]