What do you think when you hear the word help??? What is your initial reaction when someone calls you and asks for help??? What is your first thought when someone yells the word help??? Some people, myself included, feel that when someone uses the word help that they are at their wits end, can't figure things out, that they may be feeling helpless, out of options, or somewhat defeated and can't see their way out.... This being said, is why I don't like to use the word "help" when sharing what I do with my clients, unless in an extreme emergency, help is not what is needed.
My words of choice would be assist, guide, support, advise, aid.... Like I said no one, unless in an emergency, is helpless. We all have it in us to help ourselves, reaching out and asking for assistance is the first step to helping yourself. My job as a coach is to help my clients find their own ways to change behaviors, thoughts, cycles, bad habits, whatever the shift might be to improve their lifestyle.
No one knows you better than you, and this is always the best place to start. Recognizing that things need to change, understanding your strengths and weaknesses, knowing that things are not working in your life right now and the willingness to take the necessary steps to improve your life or situation. This all comes from you, what may be necessary is someone to assist you in figuring these things out, giving you some sort of direction, ideas, motivation, bringing your attention back to self. Self can get lost in the people, the places, the time, the moments, the situations, the jobs, the duties, all of it!!! There is never anything wrong with reaching out and asking for assistance, or guidance, this takes a lot of strength, we usually don t like feeling vulnerable. Our emotions speak to us and teach us things about ourselves, they are to be felt through, payed attention to, making us aware of where we are at and what we are feeling. Feel them, process them and move on from them, they don't define you, do not attach yourself to them, in the long run there is no comfort in that.
Reach out when necessary and look for support, guidance, assistance...when trying to navigate this life experience. There is usually some one else out there that has been through it, knows it, has done it, understands it and can support you in all areas necessary to navigate your life, just ask!!!!
Baked Chicken Chimichanga
2 cups chicken cooked and shredded
1 cup salsa, store bought or homemade
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tbsp or more, of olive oil,
1 cup cooked brown rice
6 flour tortillas burrito sized
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Prepare the brown rice
COMBINE the cooked shredded chicken with salsa, cumin, and oregano; set aside.
When the rice has cooled a bit (maybe about 5-10 minutes). Mix the rice in with the chicken ingredients, stir well to combine.
Divide the mixture between flour tortillas, wrap and place seam-side down on a lined baking sheet. Brush each one with the oil and place in oven to bake for 20 minutes (or until golden brown and crispy)
Serve with toppings of choice and enjoy!