I know all too well how manic compulsive behavior can consume your life. For most of my life, I have dealt with varying levels of obsessions and compulsions. Over the years, I have tried different things to help maintain a more balanced lifestyle.
The hardest part about dealing with this type of behavior is having to constantly fight yourself just to make it through day-to-day activities. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by all of the intrusive thoughts and urges that come as part of the package. At times, I felt like I was running from something that will never go away.
However, over time, I realized that instead of running away from my obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), I needed to find a way to live with it and manage its impact on my life. For me, this included researching different techniques for managing symptoms and finding effective treatments that worked for me. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) was extremely helpful in understanding my symptoms better and being able to take more control over my thoughts and behaviors.
Overall, while struggling with OCD is an ongoing challenge, it does not have to control my entire life. Through proactive management, knowledge about how OCD works as well as treatment options available, I am managing the intensity of this disorder in order to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle.