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HispanicAtTheDisco
7d ago
  • "Pure" OCD

First let me apologize if this question comes off as insensitive. Does anyone worry about their future? Or if they can even have one? It feels like my life is going nowhere, since I’m constantly anxious, exhausted and not very motivated—even though part of me wants to get a job and work and help my family. But I’m scared for multiple reasons: what if it’s not OCD, what if I’m not good enough, what if I end up not doing anything with my life, and what if I just can’t handle it.

Ambiguous
7d ago
I understand what ur going thru I struggled with why I didn't act like a "normal" person for a long time!
Ambiguous
7d ago
I thought I was lazy or I wasnt meant for anything that I couldn't handle stress or many other reasons. I had always been interested in disorders so I considered them I thought I was using them as an exuse for my lazyness
Ambiguous
7d ago
it turns out ocd is real, even if I don't have it tons of people here do I'm still considering what I truly have and will eventually work up the courage to see a pychatrist or something, I thought it didnt matter my life was too hard anyway
Ambiguous
7d ago
It isn't things get better the future isn't plain or ready for anyone I thought I wanted to join the military till my political beliefs changed me but then I doubted and thought I was lazy. You are not a worthless person, your worth isn't if u have a job or do things the right way but what u can do to better the world. And the best way to do that is to bebetter yourself both by battling ur ocd and be being confident in your abilities. I'm not sure what u want to do but whatever it is go for it you are meant for it your anxious is from ocd and life in general and no one is 100 percent motivated. Focus on small things like making it thru each day and helping out others. When u find something u like learn more about it and tell yourself that u have a future. If you let your ocds doubts take priority over your own self worth you won't be able to do anything u want.
Ambiguous
7d ago
I believe in your ability to better yourself, in fact your already asking for advice and help. We are here for you, life isn't a destination it's a journey and got us it's going to be very hard, we just got to keep moving forward to live it otherwise we'll never know our success or failures. I believe you have a future in this world and so do I, it doesn't matter what we do in particular all that matters is our futures are full of love and joy! Keep on moving forward! Believe in yourself and better yourself when u can and take a break when u need it. We're here for you ☺️♥️
HispanicAtTheDisco
7d ago
Thank you so much! I still want a life and to move on from this, and no longer be dictated by my OCD. I’ll definitely keep your advice in mind and keep pushing forward. Some days might be harder than others, but it doesn’t I should just give up.
Ambiguous
7d ago
@HispanicAtTheDisco Regardless if u ever doubt u have a future think of it like this. Your ocd is the only thing that benefits form u doubting it and your ocd is a mean bully who doesn't deserve a future. You have to have a future if ocd is trying to rob u from it :)
Ambiguous
7d ago
Exactly sorry for the long respone I just have trouble explaining all the thoughts I have in text. Its a lot easier to talk in person
Jesse Miller
Yesterday
I think that trying to picture yourself too far in the future will not help in recovery. Give acceptance one day at a time. I also wouldn’t ruminate or try to find answers to your thoughts. Try writing down some worst case scenarios if you couldn’t help out with your family or didn’t have a future. What would that look like in your mind?