Going it alone in life is all well and good, but we all need help sometimes. Seeking guidance is something many of us need to do every now and again. The more stubborn among us will find that harder than others. Asking for help can feel a lot like weakness. Having the strength to ask for help is about as far from weakness as it gets. If you’re feeling lost, or unsure of where your life is going, it’s time to hold up your hands and admit it. Better to say now than pretend you know what you’re doing and make a mess. We’re going to take a look at some of the ways you can seek guidance to get back on track.
TALK TO A FRIEND
Times like this are what friends are for. Your friends would probably be hurt to find out you were struggling and didn’t confide in them. Close friends may not be best for this as they’re close to the problem. Go, instead, to friend’s that are more distant to you. That way, they can look at the problem as a whole without being too close. Confiding in people is tricky, and you may not like what your friend has to say. If that’s the case, remember to stay respectful and not get defensive. They’re helping you, after all. You’re free to reject their advice if you think it’s wrong. Bear in mind, though, that a strong reaction to a piece of advice may be a sign that it’s hit the problem on the head. Give the information time to sink in before you reject it.
SEEK OUTSIDE HELP
If a friend is too close to home, it may be time to seek help from further afield. You could do this in many different ways. If you’re really struggling, a therapist may help you see things in a better light. Having an outside, professional opinion can be a real help. If you don’t think the problem is bad enough for that, you could send your questions out to the web. Social media like twitter.com and online forums can be excellent ways to get answers for your questions. Or, you could turn to the stars and check your horoscope on sites like AstroStyle.com. The predictions in your horoscope could reveal your desire to you!
LISTEN TO YOURSELF
We know the point here is to seek help, but who better to seek help from than yourself? Only you know what you need to do to stay happy. As useful as an outside perspective can be, it doesn’t solve the problem as well as you can. Despite the best intentions of those who love you, only you know what you want from life. Take the help offered to you, but in the end, the decision lies with you. How you feel about the advice you receive could be a sign of what you need to do. Take the time to sit back and listen to how you feel!