- Date posted
- 772d ago
Yeah it happens to me. It’s ok if that happens. Just as soon as you can, label it for what it is- OCD. And then move on as fast as you can. No need to feel guilty about it
It's not bad. Stopping them right away might even be a compulsion. Instead you can let yourself feel the discomfort and resist doing compulsions to make the discomfort go away. Resisting compulsions teaches you that the thought is not dangerous and does not have some secret meaning, it's simply a thought. Everyone has intrusive thoughts, but people with OCD place extra weight, focus, and meaning on them. So the best thing we can do with intrusive thoughts or feelings is...nothing! Easier said than done when you have OCD. My therapist has really helped me practice this and I'm slowly getting better!