Escaping OCD: Traveling to Georgia

Running away from your daily problems and from your Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is definitely not the solution but sometimes it is a fun thing to do. Especially because traveling teaches us a lot about ourselves and the world we live in. As you may have noticed, I disappeared for a week. And the reason behindContinue reading “Escaping OCD: Traveling to Georgia”

Coronavirus Scare and the Anxious Mind

How worried should we be about the novel Coronavirus? This is the question that none of the articles I have read were able to answer. And I will not give an answer to this question in today’s post. The internet is a dangerous place if you’re suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety or anyContinue reading “Coronavirus Scare and the Anxious Mind”

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”

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?”

OCD: Fight the Boggart! :)

Do you think Harry Potter books and movies are just perfect for Christmas? Well you are not alone! I do not only suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, but there’s one more condition that I have: I am a hundred percent addicted to Harry Potter. I simply adore the magical atmosphere of JK Rowling’s books andContinue reading “OCD: Fight the Boggart! :)”

Why do I have OCD? – Causes and risks

Why do I have OCD? This is a question that I am sure every OCD sufferer has already wondered about and the answer to it is much more complicated than you would imagine. First of all, the cause of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is not fully understood so if you start googling it you’ll find aContinue reading “Why do I have OCD? – Causes and risks”