Ignoring your obsessions doesn’t work as it makes you more upset and anxious. In the end, you are compelled to engage in obsessive behaviours to feel better. This feeds the OCD cycle, which results in more ritualistic behaviour.
- Wondering whether you properly locked the door or turned off the gas
- When things aren’t in order or facing the right way, it causes a lot of stress.
- Thoughts of running your car into a crowd of people
- Feelings of acting improperly in public or yelling obscenities
- Excess worry about dirt or contamination
- Anxiety about uncertainty and ambiguous statements or events
- Requiring symmetry and order in everything
- Having uncontrollable thoughts of hurting others and yourself
- Fear of getting sick after handling stuff that other people have touched
Compulsions are recurrent actions that you feel compelled to carry out if you have OCD. These recurrent actions, whether physical or mental, are intended to lessen anxiety brought on by your obsessions or avert negative outcomes.
When you are experiencing obsessive thoughts, you can create rules or rituals that you must adhere to in order to manage your anxiety. These compulsions are extreme and frequently have no connection to the
In order to manage your anxiety when you are having obsessive thoughts, you might make up some rules or rituals.