Yess, more often than not however it is the latter. The best way to tackle this is simple. You let the thoughts be as they are. You do nothing, you accept them as they are, just thoughts”. No judging, no analysing, no seeking reassurance” What makes the thoughts worse is when you question them and ruminate over them. So my question for you is, when you have these thoughts, what would you do? What would a fly on the wall see you do?
Thank you for your response! I feel like it’s so hard to get some genuine responses sometimes…I don’t struggle as much with obvious compulsions but mental compulsions have me completely shackled. I find it so hard to stop thinking. I’m constantly analyzing
Yes! This is a tough one for me too, also agree thar getting genuine responses is quite difficult on this app. I think with the mental compulsions, it’s much harder ti detect when you are doing it because of the fact it’s become habitual and also because it’s not that obvious to us or anyone around us. I think maybe mindfulnes would be key to stopping it?
Although I have been fighting ROCD for a little over three months now, it feels like a lifetime but I know I’m still very early in my treatment. It gets very hard when I get in spots where it just feels hopeless. When I’m feeling “okay” I find myself scared of being scared again. Ya know? It’s like I want my normal life back so bad it’s getting in the way of any steps towards recovery I could take. I did catch myself using social media platforms on Instagram as a total compulsion. I was finding temporary comfort in post and I’ve broken myself if that for the most part but man. I just want to feel normal and be happy.