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Avoidance Makes Anxiety Grow

a poem and a reflection

Avoidance makes
anxiety grow,
letting unrealistic thoughts
fester and snowball
into even more unlikely happenings.

That’s anxiety,
the megaphone for
unlikely outcomes
that will never happen,
and even if they happen
are within your ability
to cope.



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Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她)

Filling in the cracks on conflicting self improvement advice and translating how these can work for a more diverse audience ✨ Icon by: @jkbarts #WEOC writer.