What do you struggle with exactly? For me... the other day I stared at the walls for hours. I didn't get anything done. But what I did was focus on a small task and was finally able to get myself to do that one. I didn't do the 5 tasks but I was able to put all my focus on the easiest one. I gave myself permission to stop too.
I honestly wish I had tips for you but I struggle with this as well. Especially laundry. There are areas in my house that are “contaminated” and I put that in quotes because my OCD tells me they are. But when folding and putting away laundry I might think it touched something that was over 2 feet away, therefore I have to rewash it. And sometimes I just throw the entire load of laundry that was just washed back in my dirty laundry hamper. It’s so stressful, time consuming, and I suppose a waste of money because I am constantly running our washer and going through so much laundry detergent. So I guess to sum it up if anyways has any tips for OCDsufferersince2000, let me know if there is anything I can try
I struggle to do the dishes. There might be a knife in the sink. I wish I had good tips, but the only thing I can think to do is treat it like an exposure, which is hard.
Yes very hard! It’s much easier when someone is there coaching you on. Not reassuring you, but I guess holding you accountable would be a better term!