Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Inching Forward

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.


  1. Ughhhhhh avoidance always has been and continues to be my biggest problem! It's just so hard to continually keep facing scary stuff all the time. I seem to go in waves - sometimes I can do it more and other times I can't. I guess that is ok. Glad things are moving forward for ya!

  2. I'm glad you're doing better and hope you keep feeling better and better. Congratulations on the exposures. I've had to restart that, too.

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