Stressful habits: Doing everything by yourself

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Joseph Ferdinand Keppler [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

In life, no matter who you are and no matter how much you do or get done, there will always be more work that needs to be done. Sometimes there is a lot of work to do and sometimes not so much, but no matter how much work there is, most stressed people have one thing in common; they try to do it all by themselves. There may be several reasons behind why they decide to take it all on, maybe they don’t want to bother anyone, maybe they underestimate the workload, maybe they really feel that “if you want something done right you need to do it yourself.” Whatever the case, the end result is the same. They take on too much, they don’t get the work done and, well you can guess the rest.

Human society is a strange and fickle thing, we see strength in people who can get the work done despite everything and weakness in people who ask for help. I feel like this is a strong reason why we take on so much even if we don’t want to admit it. We all want to be the hero who can do anything (I know I want to be), but life is a lot more complicated than that.

A lot of us feel that asking for help is a sign of weakness but that is not the case at all, heck even the heroes on T.V. have help most of the time, I mean look at the Avengers and the Justice League, heck look at the 3 Musketeers.

The world is a big place and life is a long time, we have and are going to face a lot of different situations, some good and some bad. As much as we want to we cannot face all of it alone, we cannot do all of it alone. When the work piles up and there is too much on your plate, there is nothing wrong with asking for help; if we were meant to be all alone in our endeavours then there wouldn’t be other people around us. We need to remember that we are here for each other not just ourselves, you don’t need to do everything alone. Like Samwise Gamgee said in The Lord of the Rings, “Share the Load” don’t break your back over it.

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