Kat Atwell is a freelance writer, blogger & stage presence telling stories that deliver laughs, validation & community.

Mental Health | Wellness & Self Image | Experiential & Reviews

I need a bell.

I'm sick. I probably mentioned this already, but it's all I can think about when I'm sick. I've slept a good majority of today, and when I haven't been sleeping, I've been lying about doing nothing.

At one point, while lying in bed, I was struggling with my inability to do anything. Our house was a wreck, and being sick in a messy house is just...stressful. So, I reached out to a friend and asked for help. She showed up, ushered my family out the door, and cleaned my house while I slept.

Why has our society become so reluctant to ask for help? When did needing help become something to be ashamed of? I mean, I get independence, and self-sufficiency, but I really do think we all need to make an effort to ask for help more.

And if it's too hard to ask for help because you struggle with making yourself a priority, think about it this way: You are doing your friends a favor by giving them a chance to serve.

I think, in being vulnerable, you're actually showing more strength than most. Eh, it all goes back to trust. Trust your friends, trust your heart, live now, all that stuff. Life is too short, and sometimes, you can waste moments simply because you're too stubborn to say, "Please help me."


Happy plate.