Anxiety - short term vs long-term
I learned that avoiding a situation that triggered anxiety may make today more comfortable, but can start a cycle for anxiety to create unhealthy repeated levels of stress in future. Short term gain vs long term pain is not a solution. Procrastination is part of this self-defeating habit.
For example, if you fell and took painkiller everyday for a month and avoided going to a doctor, you might still have a broken bone that can’t heal. Once you commit to getting a real diagnosis, that bone will be stronger than before.