Yeah researching makes it worse
Also going on here and reading other people’s themes can cause you too obsess over there themes too
Definitely applies to all OCD! Research: all the cool kids just say NO!
Reaserching is bad for you?
@lizzy k Yes and no, it’s really difficult to say. I had a therapist once give me a 3 minute rule. When researching something if it passes three minutes then you are doing too much and need to distract yourself because you can falling into a rabbit hole of obessings over the research and trying to find an answer.
@nguitron Oh alright, I like to research all sorts of things for fun but I’ll keep it in mind
@lizzy k Same here! But there’s a line I like to remember not to cross and that’s how much of this is taking up my time in getting work or other responsibilities done.
@lizzy k Well, in truth it depends on your reasoning. MOST of the time with OCD it’s used as a compulsion, to “prove” to yourself that you are OK… which just fuels OCD, gives it more ammunition, and makes it worse long term. Kind of like scratching a mosquito bite, feels helpful but it is not. If you’re researching something not out of a desire to ease your anxiety, it’s fine. You just have to be very honest with yourself about your reasons.
I would be great rn if i never researched anything. everytime I do I fall farther down the rabbit hole hell I’m in wonderland at this point
Yeah I’m trying hard to resist hopefully it helps. But sometimes being on tik tok and Instagram trigger my thoughts and I’m trying not to let it get to me but I still end up overthinking
@Anonymous Ya sometimes I see SA cases and I freak out like “what if I do that” then I research have a breakdown after feel a bit better then repeat. It’s a horrible cycle.
@Anonymous I’m here for u if u need anything
@unknown Thank you💗
Alice? That you?