Supposing is my word for this year and is proving to be a most helpful one.
I use it if I find myself saying things like I will never manage this task/house/garden/journey/event on my own. I stop and say Supposing I could? Supposing I just took the first small step? Supposing I am actually just like the people I know who manage wonderfully well on their own.
When I lost Barry I also lost this establishment's joint decision maker, patient and hard working gardener, good cook, willing chauffeur, (I have an eye condition which means I can no longer drive) repairman and DIY man. We used to joke we didn't do DIY we did DEY (do-everything-yourself!).
Clearly things have to change.
Here are three things I have to change-
I have to ask for help (Why is this so hard?)
I have to pay for help (Juggle and prioritise! Get realistic about what DIY I can do.)
I have to keep simplifying and reducing stuff to the point where I can manage it myself.
Would you add anything to this list? Ah, I notice I am asking for help here :-)
Is your chosen word working for you?