A few days ago, I wrote about avoidant coping and how it is one of the main causes of out-of-control stress, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship problems, and eating issues.
One of the most important types of avoidant coping is avoidant coping people do when they’re trying to avoid experiencing painful thoughts, feelings, memories, or sensations. For example, avoiding having a conversation you need to have because you don’t want to experience feeling awkward, stupid or frustrated. I recommend you learn more about this type of avoidant coping, which you can do by reading the Costs Of Avoidance Worksheet located on pages 4-5 of this pdf.
Read Dr. Boyes’s full blog post here.