Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
We often experience fear and anxiety when we are contemplating a change in our life. Change makes us anxious and uncomfortable as it involves uncertainty about the future. If we avoid the fear (and the change), we remain stuck. The only way for us to challenge our fear is through a value-guided action.
When you have an unwanted intrusive OCD thought, try practicing those 5 steps. Over time, this will make the thoughts less "sticky."
Have an honest look at the damage Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has caused in your life. Look at these categories and write down how OCD affected each of them. Then use this list as a motivator to help you gather the courage to stand up to OCD.
If you have OCD you know that ideally, you'd prefer not to listen to it at all and not to do what it tells you to do. But realistically, it's often too difficult to just refrain from doing the ritual. The good thing is, even if you rebel in a small way against OCD, you are making progress! Here are some ideas for rebelling.
You probably saw tons of advice on how to cope with OCD. But have you ever wondered how to make your OCD stronger? Well, that's simple! And easy too! Just follow these 10 steps. Even if you implement only one of them, you will observe your OCD grow. And if you follow other steps, it will grow really REALLY fast. You can even try it with the thoughts that don't currently bother you. And it is guaranteed to work!