New week. If the OCD thoughts, anxiety, and/or compulsions are in full gear, it's time to reset the brain. Give it a jolt by welcoming the symptoms with sarcasm and an "I double dare you" attitude. Remember, this disorder can be likened to a bully of the mind. Treat it that way.
Talk back to it, resist the fear to not do something or go somewhere because of some 'thought' that creeps in to scare you, or threaten...such as, 'If you don't do that, then this will happen,' or 'if you do that, something bad will happen.'
WHO CARES, is the best answer to feed to the bully of OCD to disarm the cycle that is so often part of the suffering.
Have a good Monday and week with less or no OCD bullying..