Recovery From OCD Rules (Effective September 30, 2017)

Butterflies

  1. There are no rules. This is a bar fight between my soul and my illness. Whatever it is that I need to do to deprive this doubtful beast of its food (compulsions) I will do.
  2. There are regulations, however. (see below)
  3. First, I will do frequent and consistent exposures. The pain coming from the anxiety will act as a sign that I am healing.
  4. Second, I will do recreational activities more such as bibliotherapy, writing therapy, film therapy, retail therapy, gaming therapy, etc. to reframe and refocus my mind on other things besides my obsessions.
  5. Third, I will not kill myself. I will try to innovate new tactics if I have to so that I can win this battle against this illness.
  6. Lastly, there will be no going back to old habits no matter how painful it would be. I need to heal somehow and recover before this year ends.
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14 thoughts on “Recovery From OCD Rules (Effective September 30, 2017)

  1. Keep doing what you’re doing man. Having the courage to share your journey so openly with others will help a lot of people who are also struggling. I was diagnosed with OCD when I was 19 and I know how hard it can be. I’m now 33 and symptom free and I know you will heal also. If I can do it you can too bro. Keep fighting there is always hope 🙂 Sending love your way bro, hugs 🙂

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