Fear Of Saying "No" – OCD and Assertive Communication

Does saying “no” make you feel anxious and guilty? Well, I guess you are not alone. I have always found it very difficult to say “no” and I am not sure whether it has anything to do with my Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, but there is one thing that I know: saying “no” can make you feelContinue reading “Fear Of Saying "No" – OCD and Assertive Communication”

Do I have OCD?

Do I have OCD?Self-diagnosis is never a good idea. If you think you may suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the best thing you can do is consulting a therapist. But I do not want to be a hypocrite: it can be extremely difficult to stop yourself from googling and if you’re reading this article, itContinue reading “Do I have OCD?”

OCD: a Living Hell of Uncertainty

Our world is full of uncertainty and all of us encounter situations that we just can not control. Uncertainty is something that we need to accept and live together with even if it is not an easy thing to do. And if you’re suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, accepting the fact that you can notContinue reading “OCD: a Living Hell of Uncertainty”

Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and OCD

I can not wait for winter to end. Do not get me wrong: I love mulled wine, snow, Christmas and New Year’s Eve is always very fun, however, I’ve been suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (or more commonly known as the “winter blues“) since my teenage years. What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD?) It isContinue reading “Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and OCD”

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”

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”

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?”

Celebrating Talent: Blogger Recognition Award

Today’s post is a little bit different from the other ones I’ve been posting so far. This time it’s not about OCD, but about something much more cheerful: Blogger Recognition Award. Maja has nominated me for Blogger Recognition Award and it means a lot to me: it’s very encouraging especially that I started blogging quiteContinue reading “Celebrating Talent: Blogger Recognition Award”