Facing Our Demons in Difficult Times

How have you overcome a personal struggle since the pandemic began?

I was talking to my daughter recently about how being stuck at home during the pandemic has forced me to face some things that I usually try to avoid. I’m not a big avoider, but when it comes to TV and social media, whenever I’m exposed to real conflict, confrontation, or anger, I typically click off. Witnessing people engaged in heated disagreements, escalating anger, name-calling, & open disrespect makes me uncomfortable and uneasy. For me, conflict and confrontation are emotional triggers.

I accepted my avoidance tactics because I understood where they came from. Avoidance and escape are some of my survival mechanisms, and I was good with that until recently.


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Facing our demons during isolation
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News programs and social media can absolutely instill fear in some of us more than others. If you’ve grown up in a scary, threatening or traumatic home environment, you know what I’m talking about. I hadn’t even realized that these kinds of scenarios were emotional triggers for me until recently. I’d started purposefully seeking out and identifying my triggers awhile ago, and intentionally working to alleviate them. I recognized this as another opportunity.
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DianeMetcalf.com
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