It's been a busy couple of months at work, and it's finally catching up to me. It's hard to get motivated to spend more time on the computer in the evenings!
This week I spent so little time thinking about overflowing garbage cans that I thought I had actually kicked that fear. Then yesterday night at 10 when my neighbor still hadn't put out the garbage, I sat in my living room and cried. So, maybe not. The good news is that I only cried for about a minute, and then I was able to once again view it as an awesome exposure experience. And then about 5 minutes later, they put the garbage out.
I'm still very happy that over the course of the last two weeks, I devoted basically no time at all to worrying about this issue, one that had consumed me at times over the last few months.
I feel like I'm making really good progress this winter, but I'm also feeling a little unfocused. I've heard people say in the past that as they give up their compulsions, they feel unrooted without them. I've always thought, what are you talking about, it would be heaven! But I think I'm getting it now. There are worse problems to have, though, and I'm sure I'll get through it.
Hope to write more this weekend.
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