Lessons From Lockdown – Facing Your Demons

We are slowly getting used to life under lockdown. How long will it last? Nobody knows – at least not in my country. And while social isolation is important, it is very challenging. I guess many of my readers have already experienced how difficult it can be to self-isolate, so I would not want toContinue reading “Lessons From Lockdown – Facing Your Demons”

200 Followers <3 Thank you!

When I started my blog last December, I would not have thought I would reach 200 followers. But I did. And it is an amazing feeling. Looking at the stats, I see a lot of numbers but the most amazing thing is that these numbers represent actual human beings: more than 200 people who actuallyContinue reading “200 Followers ❤ Thank you!”

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.”