We need more positivity on this board. I’m done reading all the why me, hopeless, my life is over posts. All that does is bring you and others down further. I know it sounds harsh but this is a condition we must learn to manage. It’s not going to get better if we fear our symptoms and wine about them. I have an idea to help give a positive outlook for those of us who are struggling. Let’s post our most effective strategies we use to manage our ocd. I’ll go first. In times when my fear is most intense I tell myself that I love myself. The thoughts, my actions, everything about myself and it greatly helps calm me down.