I'm doing better. A lot better. The medication hasn't been a game changer exactly, but it's given me just enough boost (or perhaps I'm just in an natural ebb from OCD, but I'll take it), to work more productively on exposures.
Over the last week, I've been working on "avoiding avoiding" when things are scary. I'm not always successful, but more than usual. And I can tell that the success builds on itself. The more exposures I do, the more exposures I'm willing to do going forward.
I still need to commit myself more fully to meditation/mindfulness. I really enjoy it when I do it, but somehow it still always seems HARD. But I'll keep trying.
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