Living with OCD

My name is Natasha,
i have suffered with OCD from a young age and recently sought the help i needed, I decided to share my story to help others or try to help in understanding it more.
Sometimes you think you’re the only one who thinks like this, how does so much go on I’m your head throughout one whole day? How do you even manage through to the next day?
Just remember getting through the tough times makes you stronger, you are capable to deal with anything.

Sometimes you think you’re the only one who thinks like this, how does so much go on I’m your head throughout one whole day? How do you even manage through to the next day?
Just remember getting through the tough times makes you stronger, you are capable to deal with anything.

CBT

So in CBT I got told to write down a list of every compulsion I could recall doing (it was a long list.) But then I had to put them in categories e.g. Cleaning, repeating, touching. After I put them in categories I had to list them under how anxiety provoking they where to me. Then slowly I would start by tackling the least anxiety provoking ones, taking a category at a time. It may seem like a lot of work but it massively helped.

Thought

The thing is, no matter how much someone says ‘they know what you’re going through’ they will never EXACTLY know 100%. They might know a lot but chances are they have never spent a day in your life and chances are they never will.