The danger of avoidance

Baby indoors putting hand over faceAvoidance is an excellent strategy if we’re referring to staying out of dangerous situations. But avoidance should often be avoided!

Avoiding anxiety-provoking situations increases anxiety.

Avoiding difficult conversations with your partner, friend, child or colleague can allow situations to become far more complicated.

Avoiding physical or psychological treatment exacerbates the condition.

Avoiding hard work makes the load greater.

Avoiding any type of confrontation or intimacy will significantly affect your relationships.

What are you avoiding? Instead of staying in your head and over-analysing everything, try changing your behaviour. Slowly face the things you tend to avoid. You might just find it easier than you’d imagined.

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