OCD Awareness Week, Day 2

I realised it marks a year since I made this account. An account I made to share experiences and connect with others who can relate. I feel defeated in so many ways with, I guess call them illnesses i’m dealing with, but a part of me keeps nudging me. It’s pushing me to realise my [...]

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Coming Up For Air – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

My day to day struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder are hard enough, but during this time of year, the christmas period I struggle a lot more. I always associate christmas with high anxiety in the sense that one of my obsessions is with safety and then in turn the compulsion of checking. I feel it [...]

OCD – Intrusive Thoughts

Oil Paint 🎨 OCD  When you suppress your thoughts because your mind is ugly You blame yourself for everything Everything bad You tell yourself you are a terrible person With sick thoughts Realising the ins and outs of OCD Doesn't necessarily make it better Yes, now you know that these thoughts are not representative of [...]

Only some will Understand the effects of OCD

Struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has been an arduous journey. It had kept me confined, distraught and wrecked havoc on my life. Amongst the many battles we face struggling with mental health, one of the issues that surround OCD is that many people do not believe it is real and treat is a joke and [...]

Sorry Not Sorry

So why are we apologising all the time? Especially when were apologising for things we are not sorry for. Things that we cannot control don't make us bad people.  I switched off my communication and when I when I switch if back on my automatic response is to apologise for not getting in touch right [...]

Managing, Breathing, Functioning?

All words that I find hard to comprehend sometimes, because each of these can be a struggle. The last one is tricky, I appear functioning which isn't necessarily great because its usually when I am struggling the most. I almost go into auto pilot when i'm struggling, its like a subconscious switch that turns on [...]