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El333

884d

How do other people stop compulsions in their tracks? I shake my head no sometimes.

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    • River_cat

      875d

      I shake my head sometimes and I’ll just kind of acknowledge that their there. Like I’ll tell myself “yep, I hear/see you, and now we’re done” or something like that

    • River_cat

      875d

      I shake my head sometimes and I’ll just kind of acknowledge that their there. Like I’ll tell myself “yep, I hear/see you, and now we’re done” or something like that

    • Totodile

      884d

      It's hard to explain, but I try to acknowledge it. Like, yes, I had this thought and I did this thing. Now I'm done. Don't shame yourself, it should be gentle. Just acknowledge that you did the thing and now you don't have to do it again.

    • ChrissyShoes

      884d

      I remind myself that giving into it makes it worse in the long run and that with ocd you can never win it’s just a rabbit hole . I sometimes say out loud nope not today, not right now, not giving in . Almost like what I’d say if an ex tried to pick a fight with me Hope that makes sense / helps

    • Penguinsss

      884d

      I do this too. I also say “nope, stop” out loud to myself haha. I have a trillion timers every hour/half hour too in case I get sucked in. Hope these help.

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