You don’t want to challenge them you want to sit with the anxiety until it passes! Just take deep breaths and ground yourself until the anxiety settles.
Thank you :) I think my poor brain is getting a bit overwhelmed in the moment and questioning what I should be doing!
It takes a while, I get super overwhelmed too. It gets easier!
I think I get stuck wondering if it’s actually even OCD because I feel like I want to do it, or that doing it would make the thought and distress go away!