Quick Check In

I chose this picture because it made me smile.

Hello everyone, I hope your week has been a fantastic one. Hopefully you had very little stress and lots of laughter.

I also hope you made special time for yourself, whether it be a few minutes or a few hours. Any amount of “me” time is great for the mind.

This week I treated myself to a pedicure.  I haven’t done this in a while.  It felt so nice to just relax while being pampered, especially considering the week I had.

The past couple of weeks I have been working on my OCD.  I mentioned in another post that the most effective type of therapy in treating OCD is called C.B.T and the best type of C.B.T is called E.R.P. 

I went against my own advice and tried  E.R.P by myself (again) without a licensed therapist. Only because right now I am in the middle of finding yet another therapist. If you want to know more about E.R.P, click here: https://iocdf.org/about-ocd/ocd-treatment/erp/

Basically what I did was I tried to resist giving in to my OCD. I tried doing things once instead of repeatedly. Of course this caused such unpleasant feelings, terrifying fear, and my anxiety was terrible.

The last two weeks have been hard on me. Trying to fight OCD and not give in has been terribly stressful.

Anyway, I wrote about it and I’m just about finished and will be posting it over the weekend. So please let me know what you think after you get a chance to read it.

Speaking of the weekend, I hope you have an excellent one.  If you try something new or step outside of your comfort zone, tell me in the comments.  If you stay in and have “me” time, I want to hear about that too. Just try to laugh, love, and do what makes you happy.

Enjoy the weekend!

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Just learning how to enjoy life with ocd. My mental health has been interfering with my daily activities for far to long and now that Im 50 its about time I start enjoying life and taking chances.

2 thoughts on “Quick Check In

  1. Wishing you good progress in your practice. I find that sometimes remembering that thoughts are very powerful… but not always based in reality… and then checking with reality and seeing what I find, is helpful.

    Not that it is connected exactly… but perhaps helpeful?
    I remember one day finding myself consumed by the survey markers in my back yard (yellow flags wrapped around trees) and the neighbor asking if the pipeline people had been by to visit.. I was immediately fearful the pending tar sands pipeline project was imminent. I cried, screamed, freaked out, wondered what the hell I was going to tell my husband – or if I would – and then having an epiphany that… in the moment of seeing the survey tapes and hearing from the neighbor, NOTHING had truly changed about the reality of my situation. NOTHING was happening THEN, though I was FEELING like it was going to any minute.

    The realization, that sometimes I just needed to sit in my surroundings and simply breathe… and see truth… of none of my fears materializing immediately, gave me a place to remember when stress levels rose again. That was 2017.

    Today, we have a timber road in the back yard for the proposed project. They have cut all the trees in the corridor. That was devastating to watch, though again, I was able to endure it… and survive to another day without calling it quits on this stupid planet where humans seemingly have no cognition of the damage they are doing to the spaceship that sustains them… Some days I find it easy to understand how Easter Island resorted to cutting all their trees… I mean, perhaps it was to burn the bodies of infected residents and hopefully avoid complete devastation of their population. Not a great plan in hindsight, but one we’re seeing in India now. Regardless, there is still, at this moment, no pipeline in the ground behind my home.

    I have to just stay in THIS MOMENT. And trust that I can enjoy each day, the frogs croaking, the sandhills calling, the trees just being their magnificent selves… and know that I am just a small piece of this world and have so little control over much. Though my thinking is one thing – with MUCH practice… I’ve found an ability to keep in check. Most days. 🙂

    Blessed be.

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