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We have someone who helps around the house a few days a week.

She’s amazing.

Lately, I’ve noticed that everyone else in the family is getting their laundry done, but mine sits.

You must understand. I-hate-laundry.

Our laundry room is my least favorite, most often-avoided, nightmare-of-space room in the house.

So, not having my laundry done is a double whammy for me.

FIRST, that means I have to DO the laundry.

Which I hate.

SECOND, I’m paying to have someone help with the laundry.

Why isn’t mine getting done?

Let me be clear… it has nothing to do with our fabulous helper.

It has everything to do with me.

You see, my family dumps their laundry in the laundry room because they know it will get done if they leave it there.

Because it does.

I, on the other hand, don’t do that because:

  • I don’t want to make more work for her
  • I don’t want to be disrespectful
  • I’d rather everyone else get their laundry done

So fascinating.

i’m hiding my laundry and expecting it to get done.

Seems the same as hiding your needs and then expecting others to take care of them.

Here’s what I know… I can ask her to do my laundry and she will.

She’s good like that.

I can ask for help with other things. And it’s likely I’ll find someone who can provide the help I need.

But I have to ask.

Do you ask or do you hide your own needs?

Do you put others first?

Do you tell yourself you don’t want to bother, interrupt, burden, disrespect others by putting your needs out there?

This week is as good a week as any to ask.

Ask for your laundry to be done.

Ask for help where you need it.

Because you don’t get… if you don’t ask.

And if you don’t ask, you’ll likely not get.