Facing Uncomfortable Realities: Confronting Avoidance Tactics

I’m not a big avoider, but when it comes to TV and social media, witnessing people engaged in heated disagreements and escalating anger, name-calling, and open disrespect makes me very uncomfortable. Conflict and confrontation are emotional triggers. I accept my avoidance tactics because I understand where they come from. Avoidance and escape are some of my childhood survival mechanisms, and I’m OK with that.

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Face Your Fears
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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