It's been a tough few days but I want to commit to my recovery..
A few reminders in case anyone needs it:
- Do what will feel best later(not giving into compulsions) and not what will feel best now(relieving the anxiety by doing compulsions - this will only feed the OCD).
- Whenever the urge to do a compulsion feels to strong: choose to Delay it instead. Delay by 5 minutes...10...15 minutes...you might then feel you don't need to do it and you learn to tolerate longer periods of distress.
- You don't need to analyze, solve, revisit this thought. You can handle the uncertainty.
- Be kind and gentle with yourself. You can always start again anytime
I believe in you