Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Keep At It...

With OCD we have to keep fighting back the bully in our minds. Don't become discouraged if upon getting rid of one symptom, another appears in its place. This is common. Our brain is not used to worrying and existing without fear and.or compulsions and the rituals used to ward off that fear.
Go over what has been discussed on this blog.
Talk back to the bully - exaggerate the fears and threats hauled your way..."Oh yeah???? Try it!"
Don't let the symptoms paralyze you into isolation or in missing out on pleasant experiences. 'Feel the fear and do it anyway.'
Treat yourself well. Try not to load up on sugar or caffeine which heightens anxiety and fatigue.
Remember. You are not alone or crazy. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is not an uncommon condition.

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