"Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes you can find me cryin' all of the time." -The Mamas and Papas
Let's hope that these words don't ring true for us today or any Monday, especially regarding OCD or anxiety symptoms. Don't look at Monday as a beginning to another long week of dealing with work, school, or other
regular responsibilities while struggling to hold it all together and feeling weary from fear, stress and/or dealing with OCD.
Instead, look at it as another opportunity to lessen the symptoms...fight back in a way that is not exhausting. Claim your ability to have a calmer week. Make it happen.
Go back to the exercises on this blog to challenge the 'OCD bully' in your brain. Shrug your shoulders at the bully's threats and 'what if's.' Say to your brain's bully: "See if I care?" OR "Ha! Go ahead, I could care less." OR "Oh well...whatever." These words might not immediately take away your concerns and anxieties but they will disarm them and give you space to move forward. Keep talking back that way to the fearful thoughts or urges to do a compulsion, the way the 'bully' keeps at it. One on one. You will win.