Our thoughts about an anxiety are always fear, terror or panic. These are the least likely ways that fear will prevent you from taking helpful action. It’s hard to deal with the fear. It’s tricky, it uses manipulation techniques to control you.
See these examples:
– distraction (e.g. social media)
– intimidation (e.g. perfectionism)
– invalidation (e.g. not good enough)
– flattery (e.g. “you’ve earned a break)
If you want to be courageous, you really need to know about the fear and how it works.