OCD can be a relentless bully, and the key to fighting it is consistent, consistent, consistent exposures. Even though I am in recovery I still do regular exposures to keep my OCD in check.
The wonderful thing is these exposures barely cause any anxiety, and it is nothing like the anxiety I felt when I was first getting treatment for OCD. They are just small blimps of discomfort, and I’m able to go about my day. It ensures I get to continue living a full life without being closed in on by OCD. Plus, if a new obsession tries to pop up, I’m still in practice of doing exposures. I can quickly come up with an exposure and extinguish compulsions before they grow.
Sometimes I even purposely try to make sure I do an exposure every single day. After all, as I like to say, an exposure a day keeps the OCD away. I often document this with the hashtag #exposureoftheday. I’d love if you joined me (@MorgansVoice_ on Twitter)! What was your exposure of the day?