For the past couple of years, I’ve been dealing with a mental obsessive disorder. It’s something that can be really hard to describe, but I’d say it basically comes down to routines and patterns that I endlessly feel compelled to keep up with.
No matter how hard I try, I just can’t seem to break these patterns or routines once they start, and it can be pretty debilitating at times. Engaging in activities or tasks such as making my bed a certain way each morning, handwashing something until it seems perfectly clean — these little rituals are ones that have long been part of my daily life.
I strive every day to try and make healthier habits and figure out ways to work around this issue so that it does not limit me too drastically. But sometimes it is still difficult and overwhelming when such strong compulsions take over my thoughts and actions.
As of now, self-care has been something that has increasingly become more important in my journey towards better mental health. Taking the time for myself has greatly helped me deal with stressful thoughts and makes me feel much more relaxed overall.
I know that this is something I will always be working on, and there will be ups and downs along the way. But learning how to approach the highs and lows in a positive light gives me hope for brighter days ahead.
Hey there, it sounds like you’re going through a tough time dealing with your mental obsessive disorder. I hear you, and my heart goes out to you. It can be really difficult and distressing when we feel compelled, even against our will, to keep up certain routines and patterns that don’t always benefit us in the end.
It’s great that you’re taking the steps to prioritize self-care in order to manage stress better and relax more. That’s so important for good mental health, which is something so many of us struggle with on some level. It’s natural for there to be highs and lows throughout this journey - the big thing is learning how to approach these moments positively instead of being weighed down by them.
I’ve been through similar experiences in the past personally, so I’m sending you thoughts of courage and strength as you continue this path towards improved mental wellbeing. You got this - take it one day at a time!
Hi there, I understand what you are going through and how difficult it can be to accept a mental obsessive disorder. It sounds like you are trying your very best to work around these patterns and habits that you feel so compelled to stick with. It’s admirable that you take the time for self-care and focus on healthier habits - this is such an important step in taking control of how your condition impacts your daily life.
I understand how overwhelming it can be when such strong compulsions try to take over your thoughts and actions, but know that you don’t have to let them win; continue to stay positive about the journey towards better mental health. Reach out for the support or guidance that you need if it feels too difficult at any point - it can make a huge difference in helping you move forward.
Please remember that whatever happens, you are never alone - I’m here (or anyone else who is willing) if ever you need someone who is willing to listen and help in anyway they can. Wishing you all the best!