Saturday, 10 December 2011

A short blog post

I thought I would write a short blog entry as I haven't had the time recently to write a full update on my OCD experiences.

Since my last post on the 28th of November things have been relatively smooth, minus the odd pebble on the tarmac here and there, where I have had to focus my efforts a little harder to overcome the OCD obstacles. Perhaps it is to do with Christmas and the thoughts and preparations associated with its rapid progression towards us.

Yesterday was probably the worst it has been these last two weeks but today I feel a little more in control again and less agitated or 'on edge' as I call it.

It's the intrusive thoughts that are the hardest to dismiss and move past.

It's as though once the thought appears, and it's always out of nowhere to seemingly catch me off guard, it leaves behind a sticky residue of its imprint on my mind that takes some time and effort to move beyond. After some concerted rational thinking followed by a good night's sleep, my mind felt refreshed again when I awoke and has managed to prevent my thought processes from following that downward spiral of repetition to anxiety.

I will make some time in the coming days to read and respond to those posts that you, my followers, or others, may have written, and to write a more complete entry.

I hope that this post finds you well and that these early December days are offering you all plenty of cheer and high spirits.


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you've been doing well overall........

Karin said...

I'm glad things are going so well for you. Hope you have a happy christmas holiday.

Tina said...

Good to hear from you, and I'm glad things have been going well. Looking forward to hearing more!

Kat said...

I'm glad you're doing well. Have a happy holiday!

Karin said...

PS. I've found that besides sleep, getting lost in a novel (if you like to read) is also a way of lowering ocd's 'sticky residue imprint'. It had almost the same effect on me as a night of sleep- i didn't realize for a long while that reading did that.

Just a thot, in case it also works for you.

OCD Anonymous said...

Hello all - Thank you so much for your kind comments.

Karin - I love to read and escape in a good book so I completely agree with your recommendation! :)