This post is about me. You can ignore the rest.
You want to post something on avoidance junkie, huh? What's wrong? Nothing interesting to say?
Who's to say that you have to be interesting? The goal is to not avoid. It's easy to use the 'don't have anything to say" excuse. But that's not true and you know it. You're either being lazy about it or you're afraid of putting yourself out there for the world to see. Go ahead, give it a try.
One of the aspects of panic and agoraphobia that really bugs me is the fact that the panic moments seem easier when I'm not in it. If I imagine myself stuck on the B train right now, I imagine that it would be difficult but I tell myself that I'll get by.
Now, if I'm actually stuck on the B train, that thought doesn't even occur to me.
Right now I'm not in the moment of panic, so my SUDS (Subjective Unit of Distress Scale) is low. Low SUDS = high confidence. And vice versa.
I'm going to think about this one a bit more. There seems to be something there.
OK, I did it. I wrote a post. I exposed myself. It might not be a great post. It could be my greatest post. But all this doesn't matter. What matters is that I said *something*.