In my recent book review, I noted my favorite tip of moving toward OCD discomfort, viewing it as an opportunity, a chance to keep knocking OCD on its butt. I used that advice this weekend while on a run. There's a house along my run that seems to be collecting garbage. They're up to about 10-15 bags in the driveway right now. And the driveway slopes down to the sidewalk, so whenever I run by on a rainy day, I imagine garbage crud being washed onto my path. So sometimes I avoid that house.
This weekend, I thought about avoiding it. But instead, I ran straight toward discomfort and right past the house. As always, not as scary as I feared ahead of time.
I was recently given the advice to take a picture of myself giving the neighbor's garbage can a bug hug. If I can figure out how to do it without them seeing me, I just might.
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