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Don't Run Away from Difficulty, Run to It.

Don't run away from difficulty, run to it. Running away from your problems is a race you’ll never win.


Everyone faces challenges, but running away from them won't make them disappear. While taking a step back to gain perspective is healthy, continually avoiding and running away from problems only delays the inevitable. In this post, we'll explore why running away is tempting, the consequences, and how to confront difficulties head-on for personal growth.


Recognising Avoidance Behaviours


When confronted with challenges, the natural response is often fight or flight. Running away, or flight, becomes problematic when used excessively to avoid facing reality. We typically use common avoidance behaviours such as, looking for activities to distract ourselves or to numb feelings, focusing excessively on work, falling into addictions, or staying in a stagnant job.


Why Shouldn’t I Run Away From My Problems?


While running away may provide temporary relief, our problems eventually surface and catch up with us. Avoiding them stops the development of our personal growth, resilience, and strength. Instead, confronting our challenges cultivates our perseverance, independence, and our sense of pride.


How to Stop Running Away From Your Problems


Breaking the cycle of avoidance requires courage and strength. Here's how to stop running away and start growing:


  1. Choose to stand and fight: Decide to confront your fears and challenges head-on. You can do this.

  2. Embrace discomfort: Growth often involves discomfort. Accept that this challenging feeling is part of the growth process.

  3. Find support: Seek guidance from those who have faced similar challenges, like friends, family, or support groups. Claudia Rodino, an experienced Kinesiology Counsellor, specialises in helping her clients overcome anxiety, fears, and lack of self-confidence. Her approach goes beyond temporary relief, guiding clients through a healing journey to rediscover inner peace and build resilience.


Claudia's holistic Kinesiology Counselling goes to the root causes of your challenges, rebuilding self-confidence and empowering her clients to conquer self-doubt. Her transformative approach not only manages fears but also creates personal growth, and resilience.


Whether online or face-to-face, Claudia ensures flexibility and accessibility in navigating personal challenges, nurturing connections, and rewriting personal stories. Learn more about Claudia here and book your next appointment to embark on a transformative journey.



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