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?”

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”

How to tell the difference between OCD and GAD?

Do you feel constantly anxious? Unfortunately, you are not alone. There are a lot of people out there who have anxiety disorders. Today, I’ll talk about the 2 conditions that I am suffering from: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). I am a very lucky person, am I not? Having one ofContinue reading “How to tell the difference between OCD and GAD?”

12 things that will help you overcome OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is one of the most terrifying mental illnesses and it can make your life a living hell. Fortunately, there are a lot of useful techniques that can help you ease your symptoms. In this article, I will share 12 things that helped me a lot – and I really hope that you’llContinue reading “12 things that will help you overcome OCD”

OCD: Living a lie

Nobody likes liars. And if you could choose, you’d never live with one. But some people have no choice, they are forced to share their lives with a liar called OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is one of the most terrifying mental illnesses and at the same time it’s one of the best liars the worldContinue reading “OCD: Living a lie”

Magical Thinking OCD

Is life more beautiful with a little bit of magic? Well, for some people it certainly isn’t. Especially for those who have OCD. I’m pretty sure many of my readers have already heard about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – a terrifying mental illness that millions are suffering from. Now, in the media, OCD is often portrayedContinue reading “Magical Thinking OCD”

OCD: a vicious cycle of doubt and guilt

Two of the key characteristics of OCD are doubt and guilt. But what does it feel like to suffer from them? That’s what I’m going to write about today and I’ll share one of my personal stories with you. First of all, let’s take a look at doubt: this is something I have already mentionedContinue reading “OCD: a vicious cycle of doubt and guilt”

What is it like to live with OCD? – A day in my life.

I wake up in the morning and the first thought coming into my mind is: – what if I did something terrible while I was sleeping and I’m not even aware of it? The list of things that I could have done during my sleep is absolutely endless: I could have harmed someone, I couldContinue reading “What is it like to live with OCD? – A day in my life.”

Pure O – Living in Endless Fear

Have you ever heard your friends saying that “they were so OCD” ? Or watched any reality shows where they present OCD as a kind of cleaning obsession or as the fear of germs? The answer is probably yes. But the reality is that OCD is much more complex than that – it’s just likeContinue reading “Pure O – Living in Endless Fear”