Is it an excuse or pure avoidance?
If you have ever suffered from anxiety I’m sure you are familiar with self- coping strategy which I call ‘safety net’.
What is it?
The safety net is an option or an alternative which you give yourself just in case you don’t feel like doing sometimes or you experience anxiety symptoms.
It’s often criticised by proffesionals with fairly narrow minds who present a strict book approach. They claim that keeping an alternative and using it because you don’t want to take part in an activity feeds anxiety or depression and makes your state of mind worse. Your state of mind suppose to get worse because you AVOID the activity. I strongly disagree with the word- AVOIDANCE. You would start to avoid taking part in an activity if you purposefully and frequently cancel your plans because of your inner self inflicted fear. You are the judge and you are a responsible…
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