When someone has a phobia, they will often shape their routines to avoid what they consider to be dangerous or harmful. Phobias are defined as a perceived threat that is worse than any actual threat.
Irrational fears are a common symptom of anxiety and may be having a significant impact on your day-to-day life. A person may experience intense distress when faced with the source of their phobia and this can prevent someone from functioning as they would like.
Generally, we all like to keep to routines in our everyday life. However compulsive thoughts or behaviours can greatly impact our ability to function. OCD is a common mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviours which are unwanted and repetitive.
Speaking to a therapist can help to identify the underlying reason for the thoughts or behaviours and create new ways of managing these difficulties.