First, take a few breaths ❤️ You are so strong and brave! Set a timer for 30 minutes. Decide not to confess until that timer is up. During those 30 minutes, go do something you enjoy. Don’t try to figure it out or engage with the idea of confessing. When the timer goes up, see if the reduction of distress encourages you to wait longer — or resist completely. Remember that resisting compulsions lets your distress come down naturally, all on its own, and weakens the OCD cycle! Cheering you on ❤️
Thank you Madison. Your posts are always so supportive and encouraging. I cried a lot but was able to sit through it without confessing.
@Anonymous You are SO strong and brave. I’ve cried through exposures too. I’m so proud of you. Congratulations for resisting!!! ❤️