I was asked how I handled triggers. Bottomline, I implemented my strategy when the triggers generated the thoughts. I identified the thoughts as OCD, allowed them to be in my mind, and resisted performing the compulsion. I reminded myself it was possible to get better and I motivated myself by continually thinking about the reasons why I wanted to get better. The fight against OCD is as much about perspective and attitude as anything. Rather than fearing the triggers (whether it was one I expected or one hiding around the corner), I looked at them as opportunities to get well. I know this is not easy, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do it. Stay in the fight. Recovery is a journey, not a quick walk in the park.
#OCD can be defeated. I’m with you. Let’s go.