Saturday, October 4, 2014

Moment by Moment


                            (Photo by author)


 According to the late Dr. Claire Weeks, if one forgets about an obsessive thought or compulsion for even a few seconds, it means one is capable of forgetting about it for a few minutes, and then an hour, and so forth.

                                                           (Photo by author)

So, it's a good idea to take a few moments to notice something pleasant about this season...

The leaves changing on a tree, the coolness now felt in a breeze, a bite of a crisp fresh apple. It's all there, we just have to take our attention away from one thing and place it on another, like changing the channel on TV.
Even a few moments of an enjoyable distraction can help the outlook we have become hopeful, and help one gather up some strength to fight down the bully of OCD.
Turn this very moment into an OCD-free one. And after the moment is over and the OCD symptoms return, know that they can be gone again and again, and then for longer periods of time, until gone for good. It happens to many OCD sufferers. It can happen to you. Go ahead, find something pleasant to focus on for a moment, even if it is one of the photos on this page.
Wishing you many OCD-free moments...hours...days...weeks...months...

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