I wish I knew 😅 Okay, honestly I’m still trying to figure it out. I’m in a hole and can’t seem to find relief from them lately. I try to keep my mind busy with other things or I find things to do that bring me little moments of joy. Sometimes it doesn’t work, sometimes it does. I try so hard to not give into compulsions but I fail every time lately. Gaming has been an escape since it keeps my mind busy. I try taking good care of myself and overall health too. Take time for yourself. Let yourself feel, actually allowing yourself to feel instead of shoving it down. Sometimes I will sit there and actually tell myself it’s okay to feel and be human. That helps me sometimes as well.. still learning every day 😕
When we have ocd intrusive thoughts for some they minimize and others it goes away. But to decrease them throughout the day we should do ocd therapy techniques In combating compulsions, we have had success using the fifteen-minute rule: When you are overtaken by the urge to perform a compulsion, you try to wait fifteen minutes. But this is not just passive waiting. It’s a waiting period during which you actively keep telling yourself, “These are not real thoughts. These are faulty messages from my brain.” If, within fifteen minutes, the urge begins to fade—and it frequently does—you begin to see that you have a sense of control over your OCD. You are no longer a passive victim.
Education about ocd is key to managing our ocd.
Intrusive thoughts can be lessened by having a corresponding healthy and balanced diet, do not consume sugar in excess, doing your favourite activities and focusing on it, and the final being the thoughts ignorance, you can find some topics about it on my profile