How to ask for help | Psyche Guides - Deepstash
The glorification of busy

Learn more about problemsolving with this collection

How to prioritize and simplify your life

The importance of rest and relaxation

The benefits of slowing down

The glorification of busy

Discover 47 similar ideas in

It takes just

5 mins to read

We Avoid Asking For Help

We Avoid Asking For Help

Asking for help can feel so uncomfortable that we would often rather .suffer in silence, or try to do everything ourselves

Over time, carrying a heavy load without enough support can lead to burnout - the exhaustion and disengagement that results from the chronic stress of having too many demands and not enough resources.

Asking for help can be uncomfortable, but it's an important skill. It can yield much-needed practical and emotional support and protect you from burnout.


178 reads

Why We Don't Ask

Why We Don't Ask

Check your assumptions about asking for help:

  • Negative associations: you might associate help-seeking with a negative view of 'taking handouts' or think that someone is lazy if they can't do something themselves.
  • Self-criticism.
  • Concerns about how you will be perceived.
  • Overestimating the likelihood of rejection.

People are likely much more willing to help than you realize!


172 reads

Make A Decision To Ask

Make A Decision To Ask

  • The long-term benefits of asking outweigh any short-term costs.
  • Choose the right person: Think about who has the skills, ability, and knowledge to help you and when is the best time to ask.
  • Ask in the face of discomfort: Label the emotions, summon your courage, and ask anyway.
  • Use assertive communication skills: Be open, direct, and respectful.


143 reads

Creating A Culture Of Help And Support

Creating A Culture Of Help And Support

  • By fostering a team culture in which it is normal to both give and receive help, we feel more comfortable asking for help when we need it.
  • Offering support builds social capital in your personal and professional relationships over time, and when you've been supportive of others, you are more likely to receive help when it's needed.


132 reads



Administrator for charities/voluntary organisations


Just Ask.


Explore the World’s

Best Ideas

200,000+ ideas on pretty much any topic. Created by the smartest people around & well-organized so you can explore at will.

An Idea for Everything

Explore the biggest library of insights. And we've infused it with powerful filtering tools so you can easily find what you need.

Knowledge Library

Powerful Saving & Organizational Tools

Save ideas for later reading, for personalized stashes, or for remembering it later.

# Personal Growth

Take Your Ideas


Organize your ideas & listen on the go. And with Pro, there are no limits.

Listen on the go

Just press play and we take care of the words.

Never worry about spotty connections

No Internet access? No problem. Within the mobile app, all your ideas are available, even when offline.

Get Organized with Stashes

Ideas for your next work project? Quotes that inspire you? Put them in the right place so you never lose them.


2 Million Stashers


5,740 Reviews

App Store


72,690 Reviews

Google Play

Sean Green

Great interesting short snippets of informative articles. Highly recommended to anyone who loves information and lacks patience.

Ashley Anthony

This app is LOADED with RELEVANT, HELPFUL, AND EDUCATIONAL material. It is creatively intellectual, yet minimal enough to not overstimulate and create a learning block. I am exceptionally impressed with this app!

Shankul Varada

Best app ever! You heard it right. This app has helped me get back on my quest to get things done while equipping myself with knowledge everyday.


Don’t look further if you love learning new things. A refreshing concept that provides quick ideas for busy thought leaders.

Jamyson Haug

Great for quick bits of information and interesting ideas around whatever topics you are interested in. Visually, it looks great as well.

Laetitia Berton

I have only been using it for a few days now, but I have found answers to questions I had never consciously formulated, or to problems I face everyday at work or at home. I wish I had found this earlier, highly recommended!

Giovanna Scalzone

Brilliant. It feels fresh and encouraging. So many interesting pieces of information that are just enough to absorb and apply. So happy I found this.

Ghazala Begum

Even five minutes a day will improve your thinking. I've come across new ideas and learnt to improve existing ways to become more motivated, confident and happier.

Read & Learn

20x Faster





Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving & library

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Personalized recommendations

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.


I agree to receive email updates