My therapist suggested that I try counting the bottles in the shower, noticing the colors, counting the shower curtain hooks, or imagining a stop sign to remind myself that I’m getting too much in my head. I had to do it often but it helped me a lot and now it feels easier to shower.
We break the, “you have OCD, so you should love showering” stereotype
It sounds like you are ruminating- that’s a compulsion and you need to stop yourself
I’m really trying. I think about my obsessive thoughts all day everyday, when I get in the shower it makes them even worse.
@lh2000 Look up defining rumination by Michael Greenburg