One thing that we might not realise is that our focus as ROCD sufferers should shift from results to action. I will explain this further:
We have ROCD. We want to be better or get cured from ROCD. It is only natural. But at the same time we are building this expectation into the brain – getting better or getting cured. What this does is to instruct the brain to check regularly if we are better or cured. And once anything “strange” pops up this will flair up our anxiety and sometimes ROCD. Someone once said that “If you dig deep enough you will struck oil” the same it is with our brains…
If we focus on actions rather than results it turns out to be a more powerful approach. And ask ourselves the question: “Are we doing all we can do get better?” This might mean practicing some CBT exercises, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and learning about other things about OCD. In addition, learn to do this with a compassionate approach to yourself. New routines are difficult to build so don’t expect to fall into a new one straight way.
Remember: Our long term goal is to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. Once we learn how to do that we will start to enjoy life a lot more. ROCD will turn from a large stone around our neck into a small pebble inside our shoe.