I haven’t been on here in a while but I kinda just wanna share some stuff because I feel like it may help someone (maybe.. idk)
So I’ve been trying to be kinda “strict” with myself on doing things that I know will help me in the long run, even though my ocd, anxiety, and depression want to just lay around hoping that by doing that I will emotionally recharge. So I’ve been doing yoga, study everything I can about ocd so that I really understand what I’m dealing with, I started focusing on my art again, hypnosis, and meditation. I also just wanna add that I am on a leave of absence from college so that’s how I have the time for all of this. Even with doing all that there’s moments when my ocd or depression still win and I end up searching everywhere for reassurance or doing nothing at all. I just want everyone here to know that it’s okay to trip up sometimes, even if it happens everyday eventually you can start to gain control again.
I’ve also been watching videos on ocd, anxiety, and depression from a YouTube channel called anxiety & ocd discernment. The first few videos are free on the channel and after that there’s a $3 membership fee. I adapted this idea that “I have nothing to lose by trying everything to help myself, but I have a lot to lose by not trying at all”. I know not everyone would like this kind of thing but it has helped me start to move forward with getting better and I think it could be a really good resource for those who cannot get a therapy appointment or to use in between sessions so I figured I’d share it with everyone.
I know how hard ocd is to face everyday but I hope everyone can be proud of any form of progress that they have made, even if it feels like you haven’t made any in a while. This is such a difficult journey that none of us asked to go on but we are so strong for pushing through it anyway. I’m so proud of all of you here, stay safe everyone and show yourself lots of love today!