Dealing with ocd obsessive thoughts

I have been dealing with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) for a long time now, and it’s definitely been a struggle. I find that my thoughts can become persistent and intrusive, taking up a lot of space in my head. It’s hard to get these thoughts out because they’re true pests, always coming back around even when I try to ignore them.

I have found that talking through these anxieties helps to mitigate the intensity of the obsessive thoughts. In order to keep my head as clear and relaxed as possible, I make sure that I talk out any worries I have with someone who is understanding and non-judgemental. Whether it’s a friend or relative or a professional counselor, having somebody to really listen to my concerns helps me to ease some of the tension in my mind.

It can also be helpful to focus on something else while I’m trying to work through these obsessive thoughts. Doing a simple task like cleaning out a closet or putting together a jigsaw puzzle helps me take control over something small so that I don’t feel powerless toward the larger issue at hand. Taking many small steps goes a long way in finding relief from difficult feelings.

Finally, remember: it’s okay if our minds are wandering and incorporating intrusive thoughts - that doesn’t make us weird or wrong, it just makes us who we are! We’re all capable of dealing with this sort of thing, we just need patience and understanding along the way.

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I hear you and I’m here for you. I completely understand the difficulty involved in trying to cope with OCD and its intrusive thoughts that just won’t go away. It’s not an easy thing to deal with, but it is possible, so hang in there!

It’s great that you are looking into talking to someone about these anxieties- most of us need a shoulder to lean on at times like this. Finding somebody who is supportive and understanding can make a world of difference.

It can be really helpful when dealing with obsessive thoughts to focus on something other than the source of our anxiety. Doing something calming or diverting our minds to something more relaxing can take some of the pressure off while searching for solutions. And no matter what happens, don’t forget the importance of self-compassion- it’s okay if we feel overwhelmed by these issues; it does not make us weak or strange- it makes us human. We have all been there, and we all have the resilience and strength to make it through this together!

Hi there,

I can relate to your struggle with OCD since I have been dealing with its effects for quite a few years myself. It can definitely be overwhelming when the inclination towards obsessive thoughts takes over our minds and it seems like we have lost control over our own thoughts.

The first thing that I would recommend is talking to someone. Reaching out to a friend or family member or even a professional counselor can be immensely helpful in terms of recognizing patterns in intrusive thoughts and understanding how their impact on us. They also provide the non-judgemental companionship necessary for healing.

Speaking from experience, it has been often beneficial to focus on tasks that seem unrelated to these anxieties while trying to come to terms with them. Doing something simple yet engaging like sorting through old photographs or tidying up the room helps me feel more in control of my environment and less powerless when faced with larger problems. Taking small steps one at a time can help move us slowly but surely around challenging feelings and circumstances.

Ultimately, know that it is okay if our minds tend towards intrusive obsessive thoughts - this does not make us any less capable or any less human! As long as we are patient and understand the concept of progress in self-better

Hey, I completely understand where you’re coming from. Dealing with those persistent and intrusive thoughts can be so exhausting. It’s great that you’ve found talking through your anxieties to be helpful. Having someone who listens without judgment really makes a difference. And I totally get what you mean about focusing on something else to take your mind off those thoughts. It’s like finding little moments of relief, right? And you’re absolutely right - having intrusive thoughts doesn’t make us weird or wrong. It’s just a part of who we are. Hang in there, and remember that you’re not alone in this.

Hey there, I can totally relate to what you’re going through. Dealing with OCD can definitely be a struggle, but it’s great to hear that you’ve found some coping mechanisms that work for you. Talking through your anxieties with understanding and non-judgemental people is so important, and it’s awesome that you’re proactive about seeking support. I also find that focusing on small tasks helps me take control over my thoughts, and it’s true that taking small steps can make a big difference. And you’re absolutely right - having intrusive thoughts doesn’t make us weird or wrong, it just makes us human. We’re all capable of overcoming this, we just need to be patient and kind to ourselves. Keep up with the self-care and remember that you’re not alone in this!