Please check out Morgan’s great article on how to avoid avoidance!
So for example, when it’s time to answer a stressful school related email, and oh my gosh thinking about it makes me feel stressed, and now my thoughts are racing, is it getting warm in here, and ah I don’t want to look at it, because this is making me feel anxious, so really what I should do is just… “click.”
Close the page.
Don’t look at it.
Don’t think about it.
Don’t do it.
Ah, now don’t I feel better?
Avoiding: one of anxiety and OCD’s most well-mastered tricks. Sure we feel better for a few seconds, maybe even a few minutes if we are lucky, but all too soon the anxiety comes back stronger and we still haven’t done or addressed what is stressing us out. So what do…
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