Control

Control is very easy to get fixated on, it reduces uncertainty and anxiety but at the same time can cause those very things. We cannot control everything and with accepting that we have to accept that life can be pretty uncertain and anxiety provoking. Living with OCD I notice how in some aspects i’m doing [...]

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Traveling, challenging the Fear

I think the worse part was being on the train and tube through london, peak time. That was bringing on a panic attack rather than being at the airport and flying. I was thrown off first checking in, it was a bit confusing and worrying over my luggage and my valuables i’m travelling with. It’s [...]

A moment in the life of someone with OCD

Needing to hear certain words or needing someone to repeat said word certain times pulls at my skin. It’s like a light bulb pinging in my head, if I don’t get them to repeat it what could happen? Someone I care about will get hurt, will die or be in pain. Those are the thoughts [...]

Sharing

As cathartic as it is to write about my experience with OCD, a big part of me sharing is to create awareness and create a space where people have a better understanding of this debilitating disorder and be able to connect. Suffering from OCD is not easy to speak about, because of the fear of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]