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All we ask for is a daily reprieve. Here are three things you can do to get there. JC 💙 ... See MoreSee Less
Here's the question; when one has most or all of the material things they need in life, they have enough or just enough money for daily food, rent or mortgage, and external needs as doctors, meds, etc. When you are pretty much set with all those material things, how can you still feel so lousy? It may be a dumb question but I'm in that place lately. I'm retired and we are not rich but have enough to meet our needs and then some. But, there are definitely days and parts of days that I just feel sad that I still deal with flare-ups of OCD. What to do? Well, if I can catch myself and not be so reactive to fears, I get into acceptance that I have OCD - but I have tools to work with it when it bullies me. I catch myself thinking about a future fear that has not happened and most probably will not. I catch myself thinking about the past that I have little to no control over now. And, if I really step back from my reactive state and breathe, I start to calm down and accept the only thing that is really real is the present. When I do that I actually feel my body and mind relaxing. Yes, even if all is going great on the outside you can feel lousy on the inside. The answer in my experience is to catch yourself and step back from the reactive state of mind by using your tools of mindfulness or just breathing and be in the moment. And, be grateful you have some tools. I have to do that more and more as we come back from a very scary year and a half. I can do it and you can too. JC <3
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OCD Coaching Videos are not designed to replace professional OCD Therapy. They are intended to help in the education and coaching for those suffering with OCD. James Callner is an OCD Educator and Coach, teaching from over 35 years of his own recovery experience. The Coaching Videos, Blog Posts and other information on this website are not a replacement for a professional therapist. Mr. Callner contributes his videos to the OCD Treatment Centre in Taunton England. OCD Treatment Centre therapists approve all OCD Coaching Videos. .