I came across this concept the other day called “Ugh Fields”. Basically it points out that there are some/many areas in your life/work which you always flinch away from, they don’t start out that bad but eventually pavlovian conditioning almost turns them into areas that we can’t go into.

Original article link: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/EFQ3F6kmt4WHXRqik/ugh-fields

This is one of the few pieces of writing that I consider a must-read for everyone.