Saturday, January 26, 2013

No, OCD, You Don't Get To Win This One

As I've mentioned in this blog before, there's one part of my job that just sends my OCD into fits. It's governed by federal regulations and it's really really complicated. An added layer of complication is that the feds ignore us for years and then swoop in to care for a year or two. We could make errors for years with no way of knowing, and not surprisingly, I tend to overstress and overthink!

We really need to make a change to one of our procedures, but my OCD has taken over, convinced that something terrible will happen and I should try to stick with the status quo. But it's simply not true.

My goals are therefore to 1) do what I know is the correct thing and 2) stop the infernal rumination!

I'm off to do something fun instead. I hope everyone's having a nice weekend.


  1. "the infernal rumination" -- what an apt description!

    You have some strong goals. Good luck in working on them--you'll make it! And it's great that you're doing something fun--you're putting OCD in its place!

  2. Thanks, Ann. Hope your weekend is stress and rumination-free! The whole stewing process can be a tricky one to get past, but as I'm sure you know, it can be done! You're good :)

  3. Good for you. Fun is so much better than "infernal rumination!"

  4. I hope you were able to enjoy your weekend anyway. Good for your for recognizing what is going on with the anxiety.

  5. I understand very well what you mean, I have OCD too. I hope better days for you