For any of those who like podcasts, I’ve learned a great deal from this one: The OCD and Anxiety Podcast by Robert James Coaching. While this isn’t a replacement for therapy, it is super helpful and has helped me develop a lot of tools for when my OCD flares up. Accepting thoughts, living by your values, and trying to stay present are the most important takeaways in my opinion. Also, while it may not feel like it, you always have a choice to do or not to do your compulsion. You have more control than you think. And again, it is difficult and at times it feels like there is no choice. But just knowing there is a choice is often very liberating once you realize there is one !