Oh yeah I can definitely relate. OCD for me is most noticeable with how often I interact with my thoughts and often feel the need to ruminate with them or do some type of mental ritual. This includes mental checking as well.
r u doing ERP?
@ocdbarb - Yeah I do erp. I try to force myself to not excessively interact with my thoughts or do the mental rituals. I think I have gotten better, but the thought patterns are still in the back of my mind, so I still have to fight the urge to ruminate.
@Wes8 i am hopefully starting w nocd in the end of the month n for me i am still struggling with figuring out where in the thought patterns im kinda getting stuck
@ocdbarb - Good to hear that you plan to start with nocd! Hopefully you will figure out how to free yourself from these unwanted thought patterns.
I would say to try your best to not analyze this. I read an article yesterday by a Dr. Greenberg about rumination and it really covers how even asking things like are typically forms of rumination. So instead how about you sit with the doubt, discomfort, anxiety, and get back to whatever it is you were doing before. We’re you reading, eating, excercise good, go and do something for yourself, or to avoid thoughts…but to focus on what actually matters to you.
Sounds like you are spending more time ruminating. Try not to find logic in your thoughts. Let them just be thoughts.