Is getting help really healthy?

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Growing up we receive messages from a variety of sources. You may see someone who seems to have it all together. They look like they are truly doing life VERY well. In the meantime, you are doing your best to simply get through the day, week, month and year. There is just so much that you need to get done. That and trying to be a mom, dad, partner, employee or whatever additional role you have just makes it seem impossible to truly get ahead. Sometimes you are successful and sometimes there just isn’t enough time in the day. If you step back and evaluate situations you will learn that more times than not, a successful person has embraced understanding that getting help is 100% okay!

Getting help can come in many different ways. If you are having difficulty managing your home you can hire a helper. If you are struggling with getting your family to different activities you can look at carpools. If you are spending unnecessary energy trying to get people to understand what you are going through or you are feeling emotionally unwell, you can seek counseling. Freelancing may come at a cost but if it helps you prioritize your needs, isn’t it worth the investment?

Getting help offers various benefits, such as:

  1. Learning: Getting help allows you to learn from others’ expertise and experiences.
  2. Efficiency: It can speed up problem-solving process as others may have solutions ready.
  3. Support: It can provide emotional support and motivation, especially for challenging times.
  4. Networking: It helps you connect with others who may offer further assistance
  5. Perspective: It offers different perspectives that you might not have considered.

Help is Healthy® is a practice dedicated to the management of individuals well-being. I am dedicated to providing affordable evidence-based services to individual and couples. If there is something specific you need to help achieve overall wellness, I would love to connect with you. You can schedule your complementary 15-minute virtual consultation by visiting and request an appointment.

Nikki Barfield, LCSW