5 Ways To Deal With An OCD Outbreak
(Tips from an insider)
As someone who has struggled with OCD for many years now, I know how hard it can be to go through daily life. Especially the hardest times when the OCD has an outbreak randomly and you are stuck on something for a lot time and don’t know what to do. Here are 5 ways to help with an OCD outbreak.
1. Take Deep Breaths:
This may seem simple and obvious, however when going through one of these moments, it is often easy to forget about the simple things. Taking deep breaths really can calm you down and let you take a “step back” to calm down and figure out what needs to be done to make you feel better and continue with your daily life.
2. See A Therapist:
This may seem like a very scary step to make, however it can be one of the most important. If you can see a therapist make sure they specialize in OCD. There are different kinds of therapy that can help reduce OCD. Also if you can see a psychiatrist, medicine can also really help and can be a key factor into reducing, or even getting rid of OCD.
Again, another simple one, but it can go a long way. A lot of times OCD can get worse when we are stressed and and restless which can lead to also you not being able to fall asleep and having more OCD and anxious thoughts. By having a good night sleep it can help balance your emotions and help cope with the compulsive thoughts.
4. Find An Activity That You Get Lost In:
For me, I’m very artistic so everything around me goes to a blur when I’m acting, singing, dancing, and so many more artistic things. And what I have realized is a lot of the time, to all of the time, I have no OCD obsessions. This may not be the case for everyone, however finding something that you loose track of time in can really help reduce your OCD obsessions and thoughts.
5. Be Patient:
This can be a hard one. It is a long process and you have to be patient. OCD can have its moments of highs and lows and all over the spectrum so it is important to be patient and work towards the goal.
Although these are just five tips on dealing with OCD, these can be some of the most helpful and useful ways to deal with it. Take deep breaths and be patient with yourself. Your strong and brave and are on your way to bettering yourself.
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