So, the next exercise in the chapter is to see which of the avoidance behaviours in the checklist I do and what the feelings are that I am trying to avoid.

Situations I may avoid

  • Potential conflicts with friends, family or coworkers
  • Difficult tasks or chores
  • Important tasks related to life changes
  • Socialising with others
  • Exercise

Feelings I am avoiding

  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Embarrassment