It's officially summer. A good time for a new start if you slacked off in fighting back the 'bully' of OCD (or any stress producing or worrisome thoughts.)
Roll up your sleeves, so to speak, and begin anew.
If you are weary from anxiety and failed efforts, take it slow but don't give up.
Cut back on sugar and caffeine. Exercise. Get enough sleep. Be kind to yourself.
You are NOT the OCD.
You did not cause it.
It is not uncommon.
You aren't crazy.
"Oh yeah??? Go ahead! See if I care?" response. Talk back to the bully. For instance:
"What's that? Something will happen if I don't wear the blue shirt today? Good. I look forward to the excitement!"
"My house will burn down if I don't check one more time if I left the iron on? Oh well, I can use a new house anyway."
"Hah! So what if there's thousands of germs on the train. I'll become an immune power house."
"Yep. I'll make a fool out of myself when I give that talk tonight. I can't wait to have a good laugh."
You get the idea...
Don't be fearful.
You are stronger than the OCD bully or any thoughts that bring on anxiety and/or panic.