I’m behind on this blog challenge. Don’t get me wrong. I am really, really, really loving it. I am learning so much about blogging and having a lot of fun improving my blog, but I am already worn out! It’s so much work and takes so much time! I am determined to catch up, though! Today, I’m going to do yesterday’s task: Write a Link Post. This is actually something that I want to do on a regular basis. I’m not sure how regular yet. We’ll see how it goes.
I have really been enjoying reading other OCD blogs. I have them listed over on the left side of my blog, but I’d like to take today to feature some of their posts that have resonated with me.
I love following this first blog. Fellow OCD Sufferer of OCD Reflections frequently writes posts that give her readers a glimpse of how an OCD mind works. I always get a kick out of following her thought processes because they are so similar to mine (What if… then this happens… and what if.. and what if…I should do this and this and this even though it’s completely unreasonable).
Some OCD symptoms have obvious fixes (for contamination, get dirty and resist washing), but others are more abstract and harder to treat (pure obsessions). In this post, Blogger with OCD of When “Better Safe Than Sorry” is a Lie explores the question of how to deal with OCD and grey areas. This is definitely something I worry (read: obsess) about and worry (read: obsess) that it won’t be treatable. I also love this blogger’s post that explains the blog’s title, because it’s so true. OCD loves to whisper “Your hands might be dirty. Go wash them. Better safe than sorry! Your door might be unlocked. Go check it. Better safe than sorry!” in our ears and I have always given into those suggestions. Now, after 22 years of believing “better safe than sorry”, I am having to stop and say “No, that’s a load of bull!”
This post on My OCD Diary helped me understand yet another of my frustrating quirks that can be blamed on OCD. It’s about OCD and indecision. I’m sure anyone with OCD can relate to being unable or taking unnecessarily long to make a decision (You wouldn’t want to make the wrong one, after all. Better safe than sorry!).
Elle of Magpie Minutes writes about having OCD as a child and how that manifested. She discusses being unable to step on cracks. I nodded my head frequently while reading this post because I still have trouble stepping on cracks (though not as much as when I was a kid).
Kristen (of VH1’s the OCD Project) has a a blog: Fighting for my Free Spirit. This post had me nodding and laughing the whole time. She equates OCD to a squawking parrot and celebrates being able to walk past sanitizing products at Target.
There are other great OCD blogs, but I’ll keep the list short for today (mostly because it seems like my life lately consists of work and blogging and I haven’t worked out in more than a week).