Rather than “ignore” try “acknowledge and move on.” Say “oh hello thought” and then just allow it to pass on its own. It’s okay to be aware of it. And trying to not be aware of it is just a form of engagement.
I feel like if I starting doing that it would become another form of a compulsion as I would try to think to do that action
@Ethan1michel It’s the best way to allow thoughts to pass. I’d look up some mindfulness meditations about watching your thoughts and practice along.
^^^ label the thought as ocd, acknowledge it, and try to accept it as being there. When I feel myself spiraling, I keep myself busy. Not ignoring the thought, but noticing other things (ex: listening to a conversation, listing colors around me, doing an activity, etc)