It helps me to joke about it like “oh yeah if I don’t paint my nails this certain color then I’m definitely going to lose my job…because that’s how science works”. Hypothetical example but i think it could at least help to make fun of your ocd as if it’s a separate entity with a low iq
what do I do about the feeling I wont find adventure
@Sizmix Same kind of thing. ERP is basically the same for every obsession. Do you know how to do ERP?
@Anonymous Yeah. I was planning on actually getting the haircut to erp
@Sizmix Alright, nice. By the way, I get what you're obsessing over. Occasionally I wonder if I should keep my hair short for religious reasons too. And I was wondering if I should cut my hair this summer as well because I wasn't sure if I would want to miss the experiences I would have if I left my hair long. The experience thing, for me, is a bit of perfectionism and magical thinking combined. In my mind, I try to perfectionistically guess in advance what might magically affect my experiences in life 🤣 It doesn't help that I can't see the future!