It is natural that we want to avoid things that make us anxious. Although doing what our anxiety is telling us to do helps in the short term, there is a huge hidden cost; the more we avoid, the more likely our anxiety will continue to grow. One of the best ways to take charge again is actually going the opposite of what our anxiety is telling us to do. Although this may seem intimidating at first, it can be done in a slow, gradual manner and is essential for our anxiety to decrease over time. For more information, please see Facing Fears.