I get so anxious thinking about things sometimes that I convince myself it’s better to avoid it, even if it’s not actually that bad. Do any of you do this too?
To give an example, I’m in school for Power Engineering, and we’ve been calculating Current, Voltage, resistance, and Power throughout series circuits, parallel circuits, and combination circuits. When I first started, all of the math involved and all of the rules you had to follow in relation to electromotive force overwhelmed me! I thought for sure I was gonna fail the class. and so, when I was at home, I spent my time on Netflix, or on SP, or doing other things that were nonproductive. The thought of trying to learn something that seemed so complex discouraged me, so I avoided it all I could.
But, I cant avoid school if I want my future to look better. and at school, we practiced these calculations, and I actually put in effort and asked questions. And now, I can do these things like it’s a cake walk. I made it worse in my head than it actually was, and because of that, I didnt give myself enough time or put in enough effort to learn that things werent so bad.
I’m thinking that maybe, a lot of the things in our lives that cause depression have been a result of avoidance. Not all things, but A lot.
What do you think?