There’s no such thing as a bad thought. -Patrick McGrath Live by your morals and values. Youve overcome every single thought you’ve ever had before, you can overcome this one too. The questions don’t need to be answered.
One thing that’s helped me is expect your OCD to come. It’s always looking to ruin the party. When I have that mindset it doesn’t seem to hit as hard because I’m not jolted when it arrives. Eventually you will build the confidence to not care either way and welcome the challenge
Get and find support and do things to distract from thinking about negative things
People who experience ocd need to learn how to love themselves and you deserve to trust and love yourself. Life is a constant journey but it’s when we work through our pain by sitting with it and feeling it and acknowledging our struggles, that we are able to start healing and moving forward.
I learned it from the healing and freedom journey podcast with Marc and Melissa Dejesus
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Hiya, Oh gosh, it's hard to narrow it down. I think it'd be that embracing uncertainty isn't just how you treat OCD, it's rewarding in and of itself. OCD can make your life incredibly small, and embracing uncertainty is how you start to open it up again. I am slowly learning to value risk and imperfection, because that's where the magic of life lies. Embracing uncertainty has meant experiencing some bad things, sure--but it's also meant experiencing some wonderful things, too. Things I wouldn't have gotten to experience if I had kept letting OCD run the show. The other thing would be that it can be helpful to personify your OCD. Lots of people name their OCD so they're able to separate it from themselves and talk back to it. Lots of people imagine their OCD as a monster, and every day they ride out like a knight to do battle against it. I see my OCD as a well-meaning friend who genuinely wants to protect me, but who has spectacularly bad advice. So when she starts telling me what I should do, I can calmly say "thanks hon, I appreciate that you're trying to help, but I don't need your help. I got this." It's just a way of framing things that makes your OCD a bit easier to resist. Best of luck! <3