30 Apr Want to know one of the most powerful yet under-utilised tools for living a happier life?
by Dr Tim Sharp (aka Dr Happy)
Do you want to know about one of the most powerful and under utilised tools for living a happier life?
Of course you do; why wouldn’t you?!?!
And do you want to know, also, that it’s free and within your reach; whomever you are and whatever you need?
So what is this magical ingredient to happiness, health and success? What positive thought or powerful habit will improve my life?
Quite simply, it’s NOT something in you! And it requires no special talents or abilities.
It is … a decision to more often ask for and accept help.
That’s right, the simple thing we could almost all do more of is ask for help. And if we did this simple thing, we’d almost certainly all enjoy better relationships, better mood and better lives.
So why don’t we do this simple thing?
Because for many of us it’s seen as a sign of weakness, incompetence or imperfection.
But it’s not; and we know it’s not in so many areas of our lives. We know, for example, that when our tooth aches we need to see a dentist AND if our car breaks down we need to call roadside assistance OR if our limb is broken we need to go to a doctor!
Well, there’s no difference (or there shouldn’t be, anyway) in calling and talking to a friend (or a colleague or even, when necessary, a professional/psychologist) if we need help with something more personal.
This week I invite you, therefore, to think about what stops you from reaching out AND ask yourself if this is a valid, helpful reason. If not, how can you change the way you think about things to enable yourself to ask for help more often?
…So that’s today’s mailing. Take some time to reflect upon the message and how it might apply to you. Check out, also, the links below for some additional readings and resources.
I hope it helps you enjoy some more happiness. Until next time…
Keep well & keep smiling
Tim Sharp (aka Dr Happy)