Flying with OCD: What does it feel like?

Are you afraid of flying? You are not alone: fear of flying is quite common but fortunately, there are a lot of useful techniques that could help you overcome it. But I do not think I am the best person to tell you how you can get over your fear of flying: simply because IContinue reading “Flying with OCD: What does it feel like?”

Can OCD be beneficial?: How OCD frightened me into learning 7 foreign languages

Can Obsessive Compulsive Disorder be beneficial? Okay, I know this is a pretty surprising question. How could a mental illness be beneficial and how could it have any positive side effects? But a lot of people have asked me this question so in today’s post I’ll try to give an answer to it by sharingContinue reading “Can OCD be beneficial?: How OCD frightened me into learning 7 foreign languages”

Demons are real: Stop Negative Self Talk!

Do demons actually exist? Yes, they do. The world is full of demons and they do not always look like the evil mythical creatures you see in Hollywood movies. Real demons are much scarier, because you can not just run away from them: they’re living in the darkest underworld of your own mind. In today’sContinue reading “Demons are real: Stop Negative Self Talk!”

In the prison of your own mind: Responsibility OCD

Have you ever been afraid of accidentally putting someone in danger? Well, worrying about others is absolutely normal. But people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder take these worries to a new level. Lately, I’ve been spending some time on Reddit and reading other people’s stories about “Responsibility OCD” reminded me to an obsession that used toContinue reading “In the prison of your own mind: Responsibility OCD”

5 common misconceptions about OCD

Is OCD a cleaning disorder? Is everyone a little bit OCD? There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and in this post, I’ll try to answer some of the most common questions and bust 5 myths about OCD. OCD is about cleaning When I told one of my friends IContinue reading “5 common misconceptions about OCD”

Light at the end of the tunnel: Getting diagnosed with OCD

Getting diagnosed with a mental disorder is definitely not a good thing. But learning that I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder made my life much easier: it helped me see the light at the end of the tunnel. After years of suffering, getting diagnosed with OCD gave me hope and it showed me that there’s aContinue reading “Light at the end of the tunnel: Getting diagnosed with OCD”

How did I spend New Year’s Eve? – Happy New Decade! :)

I have always thought that the 1920s was one of the coolest decades – and I really hope that the 2020s will be even cooler! I wish all my readers a Happy New Year and an amazing new decade! And because it’s January 1st, 2020, I really do not want to start this year byContinue reading “How did I spend New Year’s Eve? – Happy New Decade! :)”

OCD 2020: Make your New Years Resolutions SMART!

Are you planning to make any New Year’s Resolutions? You are not alone: most of us make New Year’s Resolutions, but unfortunately, only a few people can actually achieve their goals. Every single year, we promise ourselves that we would lose weight, eat more healthy, quit smoking but for some reason, we are not alwaysContinue reading “OCD 2020: Make your New Years Resolutions SMART!”

Do not feed the monster! – 5 things that keep your OCD alive.

I have always imagined Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as a big, cruel monster that does not want to stop torturing me. So would anyone like to feed such a beast? Of course not! So, in today’s post, I will talk about 5 things that are just like a delicious meal for our OCD monster and thatContinue reading “Do not feed the monster! – 5 things that keep your OCD alive.”

Set yourself free: How to break the vicious cycle?

Have you ever felt that your OCD was a kind of a vicious cycle that you can not break? Or that it is like a maze with no way out? That is exactly the way I used to feel and to be honest, I still think that OCD is like a maze of thoughts, butContinue reading “Set yourself free: How to break the vicious cycle?”