As always, there were some ups and some downs.
I did get the mail most days (I'm not used to it anymore, so I forgot a few times), and I'm doing very well at not washing my hands at work, including after a few vending machine purchases, which is especially tough for me.
I had a great encounter with a friend downtown, and we went to lunch.
What I really need to work on now is my hands. My therapist has noted on numerous occasions that I'm very particular with my hands, and it's not a surprise to hear it. Especially when I'm not washing them every time I'd like to, I'm really careful not to touch my face, or sometimes much of anything else. I know most people don't pay attention to this.
I'm unlikely to start rubbing my eyes or scratching my nose while riding public transit. But, for instance, I used to have a nervous habit of tucking my hair behind my ear, and now I rarely do, simply because I hate to touch my hair out in public. I would like to react more naturally to the world around me.
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