I would like to think of myself as a high functioning OCD person (as I have said before I don’t like the term “sufferer”).
I’m diagnosed, I’m in therapy, and I do the best I can to live without it being in the way.
And that’s the theme for today’s post!
I’m wondering who else feels this way.
The outsiders, even if they really try to understand, or have been through similar situations, they can never truly realize what’s going on inside an OCD mind….!
For example, I do have my daily tasks/compulsions that I HAVE TO DO, but in the same time I do the things I want, and have a functioning everyday life.
It has a lot to do with balance. I have found ways to balance the obsessive ideas, without letting them stop me from anything. And this balance isn’t always the easiest thing to do. It has taken so much time to reach this point, and there’s so much work so I can keep up and continue using it daily.
And all this energy…! Basically each day takes a lot of energy.
A bunch of tricks and mechanisms help a lot.
It’s all combined, so my OCD can be something that I have and not a prison.
And there are the days that this system is not so efficient. And then, again, it’s time, work, energy, etc.
It can get really exhausting.
And no matter what a person outside yourself can see, it’s just a glimpse of the real thing that lives inside your brain.
But, as I always like to say, there’s only one way and that’s keep going on…!