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AnonymousB
7d ago
  • Perfectionism OCD
  • "Pure" OCD

I keep getting stuck in a checking loop at work (unable to send emails, after reading over and over, spending loads of time over every word and it’s meaning) I know I’m supposed to just practice the thing with out compulsions but not sure I’m quite there yet…/finding it super hard to get out of the loop!! Any tips from anyone in similar situations with checking v much appreciated!

life.is.beautiful
7d ago
I feel you...I have the same situation with messages, important email, anxiety of not having answered someone by mistake etc. It's one of my OCD's symptoms, and I'm trying to avoid these compulsions🌿
life.is.beautiful
7d ago
It's not easy. In some situations I feel so tired of this checking loop, that I give up and I send that email, whit a lot of anxiety. I've started a therapy recently so I don't have already strategies to face this problem, but I want to say you that you're not alone and there are other people, like me, that are in the same situation
AnonymousB
7d ago
Thank you for messaging, sorry you have these symptoms too, but glad I’m not alone ♥️ Trying to be compassionate to myself tried setting a timer for myself yesterday for each email I needed to send so I limited the amount of time spent checking…. Resisting urge to check this and just send, small wins made easier having people on your side, thank you! Xxx