Dating when i have ocd
This will allow for at least an attempt to clear your mind of the obsession for a moment.
For example, if you always have to double-check that the lights are off in the house, a strategy to allow yourself to relax could be taking a picture of the dark room, to reassure yourself on your own without any outside help.
Note that if one of your compulsions is to try to figure out the answer to these questions, this particular strategy probably won’t help you.
Otherwise, these questions might help put your obsession in perspective, and perhaps this combination will help you drift off to sleep faster than you previously would have.
Today’s story is written by Joe Antonellis, a student-athlete at Pomona College in California.
Joe has the kind of enthusiasm about writing that makes you want to sit down and write too, and brings all this passion to his work writing about mental health and personal journeys. When you are alone, with nobody else there to pull you back into reality, OCD can kick your brain to the curb and grab control of your mind in an instant.