Thanks for sharing your current experience. That is awesome! I would say that you should be very proud of yourself for 1st noticing the anxiety, distress, and discomfort and letting those feelings of anxiety, fear, etc. be there.This is a perfect time to as I like to say "practice" ERP even more. Practice not analyzing any of those points about how you feel and if feelings will remain consistent as that can lead to emotional reasoning! Instead continue what your doing which is having an awesome approach and outlook and drive to help yourself and learning tools to do what’s best for you! This allows for two things; showing yourself you can handle and tolerate it, and also letting your body know that although you feel uncomfortable you are willing to keep doing whatever it is you are doing and getting on with your day! This is the foundation!
Thank you for your feedback. Today I have been rather anxious but have done some erp still. I know this realisation will come back again and it seems that each week I get an epiphany.....that is more than I was getting a couple of months ago! The OCD is trying to convince me yet again that the erp wont work as I have imagined what people think of me and because I have thought this it is real (which I know it isnt!). Just been struggling a bit today but will do some more erp now actually! It is so horrible because what I am actually thinking is so what I know these people arent like and all they ever did was help me in the past with my OCD...... Because they have fallen out with me over covid my OCD has come up with all sorts ! It never even entered my mind for 2 years until they fell out with me. OCD is a very very cruel disorder