“God helps those who help themselves”
This common phrase is not actually a bible verse
It is intended as a way of encouraging initiative, but often functions as a way of shaming instead
The real truth…if you don’t speak up for yourself, who will?
No one understands your needs better than you do
You are your own best advocate
Asking for help should not be understood as a sign of weakness
Strong, capable people need help just like everybody else
Having initiative does not mean you have to be completely self-reliant.
Identifying and advocating for your needs is one way of taking the initiative for getting those needs met.
Choosing not to remain silent about what you need and want is a way of practicing self care.