- Date posted
- 585d ago
That’s actually the best tactic to beat OCD, eventually the thoughts go away after you show your brain you don’t need to fear them
but they aren’t just not bothering me but i am actually unconconciously accepting them as true without thinking about it
@lmaocd🍓🥰 Think of it it more as accepting uncertainty, you don’t need to think it’s definitely true. Just think to yourself “maybe, maybe not” and don’t let the thoughts cause you anxiety. It’s when the thoughts cause anxiety that our brains ruminate and obsess. When they don’t cause anxiety, we are able to move on and live life
@Anon1294 Hey i have posted something too would really help if you had some words for me too!!!
@Anon1294 but if u accept the thoughts as true not as a tactic, but just involuntarily, they are ego dystonic and then that means it’s real
@lmaocd🍓🥰 You’re not accepting it as real, you’re accepting the uncertainty
@Anon1294 no i am like i get thoughts and i’ll think to myself “yes i like that” or “i agree” and i won’t even realize i thought that until later
@lmaocd🍓🥰 That’s an intrusive thought within an intrusive thought
@Anon1294 i feel like i’m the only one who gets those
Will the doubt go away also???
@lmaocd🍓🥰 No you’re not at all!! I get that too, that’s why OCD is so hard to overcome
@jfount11117 it goes away eventually probably
@jfount11117 Yes once you retrain your brain to understand that you don’t have to fear it, you feel less doubt
Hey that’s a really good idea! I keep struggling with false memory so I keep walking into every situation thinking what’s the worst thing I could do and then my brain convinces me I’ve done it
Accepting the thought is there is NOT the same as agreeing with it. But if you did agree that doesn't make the thought true. For example, someone says "Grass is pink" If I agree, does that change the fact that grass is green? No it doesn't not. My agreement does not change the facts in any way. The same is true with your thoughts. OCD thoughts are NEVER true. Just because they feel true, doesn't mean they are.
there is also a concept called diffusion - it's important to recognize that thoughts do not equal your character or who YOU are. they are not necessarily true. you cannot necessarily say it's NOT who you are - that's the uncertainty piece. but diffusion means the ability to be able to separate from your thoughts and know that just because you have a thought it does not necessarily mean that that is indicative in any way of what you want or think or believe