Many of us may be used to helping others and being hesitant to ask for help in return. Or we may not ask for that promotion and instead wait longingly for it to be offered to us.
Give yourself permission to ask not only for what you need, but what you want.
As a new mom, I also get caught up with doing things for my little one and forget to do things for myself. In order to take care of others, we need to take care of ourselves as well. So there’s no guilt in me taking time to go to a yoga class, read a book or go to a coffee shop. These are wants that are important to me and give me joy.
I’ve also been putting this idea to use more frequently in business matters as well. I ask for sponsors and donations or yoga classes and even trips. A lot of times I offer different trades of services as well. I’m surprised at the positive responses I’ve received. All I had to do was ask.
We may not get a yes every time, but there’s no harm in putting in the request and letting the universe do the rest. So go ahead, ask for that promotion, raise or even time with that special someone. You’re worth it!