What you do repeatedly becomes a habit of b
When you succumb to your fears and compulsions you will become weaker and your fears will grow stronger giving them more power over you.
Once you start to do what scares you the most, it will be the turning point for you and you will start to take back control of your life and your situations.
- Observe and acknowledge, but do nothing
- Do not react badly or act on them
- Allow and encourage your mind to think them for a minute
- Practice remaining calm around your thoughts and feelings
- Feel the feelings and be OK with them
- Then let them go peacefully without judging yourself or analyzing the situation
Do the things that
So confront the feared situation, do the things what terrifies you the most, face it, process it and move through it.
If you have a fear of contamination touch something dirty, simply ignore your feelings because they are tricking you into believing something bad is about to happen when it is not.
The thing to do is don't think about it, the more you focus on it the more likely you are to give in, don't back off just to alleviate your feeling
You can try distracting yourself if you wish, keep letting you know you're not going to die, embrace the fear and go for it.
The same applies with the compulsions, they too are just annoying feelings, a bit like your parents pushing you to perform tasks when you were a child.
But you again don't have to bow down to the compulsions, they cannot make you or force you to perform the unnecessary rituals, you are in control, if you notice the compulsions and you're getting the thoughts and images flashing in your mind, take no notice.
Reassure yourself that even though it feels like something bad is about to happen, I am not going to die, it is just my body trying to protect me, because the only way to deal with fear and anxiety is to face and confront the things that you fear head on.
So at some point you are going to have to face the beasts, this means doing the things that scares you or whatever it is that is activating your OCD symptoms.
This is the only known way of rewiring your brain and reversing the negative associations, because your mind has the capacity to change if it is given new instructions.
Yes, this does mean you will have to go through the discomfort barrier, but surely it is best to put yourself in the feared situation once rather than having it control you for the rest of your life. When you do sum up the courage to confront your fears, remember the danger only really exists in your imagination.
Whatever your compulsions and obsessive
If you wash your hands repeatedly just do it once, and walk away, accept and learn to tolerate your sensations of anxiety, embrace and allow your feelings the pass through you and away.
People know you don't need to wash your hands until they're red raw, they know you don't need to check things over and over again, keep arranging things or spending hours cleaning and cleaning, they just don't know how to break the cycle.
Your minds and body works together, the way they operate is by feelings and neural mental associations, nothing will change until you change these negative associations.
If you do nothing, then your mind and body will carry on doing what it has learned to do through force of habit because it actually thinks it is doing its job of trying to protect you.
If you're really struggling, try to gradually reduce the amount of times you do your rituals,
Let's say, you believe that you have to wash your hands twenty times.
The first day, make it your intention, to only wash them nineteen times, then the next day, do it eighteen until you get it
OCD is more intense at times of stress and tension
Your OCD will be more severe and much harder to control at times when you are experiencing too much stress and tension.
Stress and tension makes us feel stupid and clumsy, and our decision making and judgements become poor.
When we are in a stressful or tense state, we shift over into survival mode and our brain and senses will start to scan our environment for threats.
If you suffer with OCD, then stress and tension, can make it hard for you to think clearly, stay in control and work things out logically.
When your mind switches over to survival mode, this can make your OCD more intense, as your brain will interpret the tension and feelings of stress, as something bad is going to happen, because, why else would your body be primed for action.
Because, of the mind body connection, your mind uses your body as feedback.
Your muscles, emotions and the symptoms of stress are all linked into your fight or flight process.
When we feel threatened, we go into one of the fight or flight responses, where our bodies either prime us to run away or we go into the guarded and protected freeze mode.
Most people who suffer with OCD, often suffer with anxiety, stress or they tend to worry a lot.
When you worry a lot or if you suffer with anxiety, then this instinctive response can become habitual, especially when it is consistently repeated.
Sometimes, if a person is shy, then they can also adopt this insecure posture and stature.
Some of the symptoms and reactions of this flight or flight response are
- Your body shortens in stature
- Your breathing becomes shallow
- Increased circulation
- Release of adrenaline into body
- Tighten of the muscles
- Head pushes forwards and the back of the head gets pulled down
Neckbecomes stiff and contracted
- Shoulders become hunched
- Arms and legs become stiffened
A return to a normal life after compulsive disorder, obsessive can happen, but you must be determined not to give in and you need the attitude that you're going to do everything you possibly can to beat this condition.
When we worry a part of the brain immediately detects the problem, a signal is then sent to another part of the brain, which makes you feel anxious, this is to force you to focus on the mistake until you have fixed the problem.
Once the problem has been
However, people with OCD get stuck and the mental shift to focus your attention onto something else does not happen and you get trapped in the fear loop.
When you feel relaxed you will feel less anxious
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3% of us suffer from OCD. The obsessions. The worry. The repetition. Repeated hand washing. Aligning
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