Anxiety Tips and Tricks (Tip 2)

Subtle Anxiety Avoidance

We know that avoiding anxiety fuels it and that facing it increases healing.  What are ways we subtly avoid facing anxiety and what can we do about it?

Subtle avoidance:

  • Not speaking up when we really want to 
  • Letting someone else drive
  • Making up excuses for not going to a party/event
  • Getting jobs that don't require us to face anxiety
  • Using alcohol or drugs to self-medicate

What can help?:

  • Get yourself into AA or NA (or rehab) to help addiction
  • Get into Toastmasters to help you speak your mind (I did it a loved it…once I got over the fear).
  • Start driving little-by-little until you can drive normally again (you might need some therapy to help here).
  • Surround yourself with caring, compassionate people

I hope this helps...

Jeff

For help in Colorado Springs call 719-433-1407

(The information included on this site/article is not an attempt to provide counseling/therapy or any other form of professional treatment, not even a bit.  In no way is it intended or implied to substitute counseling/therapy or any other professional services.  Also, while the content of this site/ article could be based off real life circumstances, people (clients), names and situations have been changed to protect the identity/confidentiality of the person.  Each client has also signed a release to allow the therapist to write about their situation for educational [not therapy] purposes only.  If you need professional help, and/or have mental health questions, by golly, seek out a professional counselor...you and your family deserve it! )