If you are afraid of something, avoid it at all costs. Do not do the thing you are afraid of because it will be easier or quicker. Just admit defeat and take the hard way out.
Case in point: When you have to let your aunt's dog out before you go to work and you are terrified of heights do not drive on the cliff from your aunt's house to work because it would be the quickest way. This almost immediately induces horrifying thoughts of someone hitting you and you falling off the cliff which then causes minor hyperventilation.
Just admit you are a wuss and take the long way.