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benjamin0000

698d

does anyone have any recommendations for how to exercise with ocd?? everytime i try to exercise my mind tends to wander to my themes and i end up anxious. does anyone else experience this and know a way of keeping the mind busy from wandering?

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    • BeaBea

      697d

      I would also recommend some noise! Also perhaps a form of exercise that keeps the mind more engaged— I.e. kickboxing or weight lifting, something with reps that you’re counting. I think long stretches of cardio - like running - would make it harder to avoid the thoughts.

    • benjamin0000

      695d

      ty everyone for the suggestions!!

    • JoshAG

      697d

      You could try out one of those brands of earplugs designed for tuning out noise like Loop

    • Anhopeful

      697d

      Podcasts were life changing for when I do workouts like running for long periods of time, they keep my mind busy!!

    • BeaBea

      697d

      I would also recommend some noise! Also perhaps a form of exercise that keeps the mind more engaged— I.e. kickboxing or weight lifting, something with reps that you’re counting. I think long stretches of cardio - like running - would make it harder to avoid the thoughts.

      • anna.owo

        696d

        @BeaBea completely agree! Simple exercises overwhelm me so I find it easier to make a silly dance routine or solo sports so I can stay engaged

    • Gemini573

      697d

      Driving with the music loud enough so I don’t hear the intrusive thoughts. At home always busy. Tv is always on for background noise.

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