Having had OCD for many, many years now I find it difficult to determine which of my habits are related to the OCD and which are just merely habits. I suppose those that cause me anguish, which have to be done again and gain until it is right are probably related to the OCD. The other more trivial habits I assume then are just merely habits.
For me though, the line is thin. I would say the habit/compulsion that I absolutely abhor the most is showering. It is not the actual showering that I dislike so much, but the mind control and how I have to concentrate so early in the morning. If I do not tell myself that I will only be in the shower for not more than 10 minutes, and If I don’t plan that I will first wash my hair etc, then I will get stuck in the shower, and I will be scrubbing my skin, because somehow in the back of my mind I sometimes just cannot get clean enough and will end up not being able to get myself out of there. I will understand if you think this is really silly, if you think it’s totally ridiculous, well then I don’t really care to explain.
My funniest quirk which I like is doodling. It is impossible for me to talk on the phone or just be idle without doodling. I don’t think you will find a diary or notebook which I own that does not have doodles on them 🙂 Above are some random doodles lying on my desk.
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