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inkalosaurus
7d ago

Does anyone else hoard notebooks then write nothing in them in the fear of "ruining" them?

OCDuser04
7d ago
Yes, I have so many empty ones
Retseknal5
7d ago
I do this with sketchbooks
Retseknal5
7d ago
it's perfectionism ocd i think
Abigail ✌
7d ago
As a child yes omg
Abigail ✌
7d ago
I didn't even know this was my oce
Abigail ✌
7d ago
OCD*
ARTnotOCD
6d ago
OMG, have you been inside my mind?
ARTnotOCD
6d ago
Seriously, sometimes I just make myself start writing in them. When I’m feeling really brave and ready to combat my OCD, I’ll even write in pen. Making a “mistake” in pen in a fresh notebook actually feels so liberating. It’s no longer perfect at that point. It helps me to use the notebook, but even halfway through, I still get that OCD feeling and just have to reignite the fight.
JoyousEffort
6d ago
YES good lord I recently rounded them all up in one place and they literally fill a whole file box 🙊 You know what I had to start doing instead? I buy those cheapo steno notepads by the dozen now… since they’re super basic and all identical, and I can rip pages out without messing up the pad, I can actually *use* them 😭