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How to detach myself from obsessions (OCD)?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by stevow7, Jan 19, 2022.

  1. stevow7

    stevow7 Well known member

    I’m an overthinker with a tired mind. I depend on people most of the time and I want to take responsabilities. My mind is too tired to make decisions. Im obsess with content creation as well and diagnosed with ocd.

    I’m tired of going to psychologist to find the “correct” one. What do you guys recommend? Do we need anti depressions and psychologists for our tired mind?
  2. TG957

    TG957 Beloved Grand Eagle

    Well, join the club. As someone with OCD tendencies, I have two ways of calming down my OCD:
    1. Find a distraction from the obsession de jour. A walk, an exercise, Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks comedy, cooking something new etc
    2. Bring the overall temperature down in the brain by meditating regularly and being mindful about recognizing OCD tendencies
    Both methods work slowly, but they do work!!!
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  3. Callum bosua

    Callum bosua Peer Supporter

    Meditation has helped but recently have found it really hard due to pain. Meditation sort of brings every sense up a notch. Definitely just focusing on feelings of anxiety separate from their thoughts . When you have a compulsion or obsessive thought just focus on the anxiety or feeling attached to it (body feeling)
  4. stevow7

    stevow7 Well known member

    I just tend to focus on the past and future so much!
  5. stevow7

    stevow7 Well known member

    thanks for replying!
  6. TG957

    TG957 Beloved Grand Eagle

    Meditation teaches you to live in the moment of present, which makes it so good for anxious and obsessive people!
  7. green twining

    green twining Newcomer

    Mmm! It's hard work and I find I need to do it most days but specialist CBT for OCD can be really empowering. After over 50 years of OCD I realise that pretty much all of my thinking processes have 'danger' notices fixed to them. After all those millions of reinforcements to my negative spirals of thinking it is really not surprising if I find myself working hard and having to attach 'safe' notices over and over, day after day to regain some sort of balance.
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