Self-Care Tips For People Living With OCD
Are you feeling distressed and helpless with your obsessions and compulsions? Are you looking out for some solution for your obsessive and compulsive habits? If yes, you might be suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). And, if you are wondering what OCD is and what self-care you should follow to manage it, think no further. Keep reading to learn all about it.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a condition where the person suffers from frequent uncontrollable thoughts and a strong tendency to repeat some activities unnecessarily. Due to these thoughts, the individual may develop anxiety and fear. To reduce the anxiety levels, they are compelled to repeat some activities. While the individual may be fully aware that his thoughts and activities are unreasonable, living with OCD leaves the person completely helpless.
Some Common Thoughts and Activities of People With OCD:
Here are some common thoughts and activities which individuals suffering from OCD may experience.
- Thoughts of making mistakes
- Anxiety regarding them and their loved ones
- Thoughts and fear of contamination and diseases
- Fear of misplacing, forgetting, or losing something
The individuals with OCD experience thoughts that lead to the abnormal tendency to make everything perfect, and this unhealthy perfectionism compels them to do repeated activities. Here are some common compulsive habits which the individuals with OCD may repeat often.
- Checking whether the door is locked.
- Washing hands frequently.
- Excessive showering.
- Repeatedly cleaning the house.
Adverse Effects of OCD:
Here are some adverse effects of OCD.
- Affects family relations
- Affects studies and career
- Affects daily life: affects day to day activities
- Leads to depression for the affected person
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How to Help Yourself?
Self-caring can be beneficial by developing self-help behavior. Helping yourself is one of the best methods of treatment.
- Understand yourself:
Self-analyzing your thoughts and activities is very important. Keep trying to make yourself understand that the thoughts are unreasonable and activities are useless.
Anxiety and stress are the triggering factors of OCD. So, relax. Try to do meditation and relax. Listen to pleasant music and calm your mind. Having a good deep sleep can also calm you substantially.
- Distract yourself:
Whenever you get the obsessive thoughts, distract yourself. Change your thought pattern. Always engage yourself in some interesting activities. Utilize your free time for your hobbies.
- Train yourself to control your obsessions and compulsions:
Train to control yourself. Whenever you get obsessions and compulsions, try to postpone the compulsions or slowly reduce the number of repetitions.
- Don’t push too hard on yourself:
Don’t stress yourself to stop the repeated activities. Give yourself some time. Try to find out the techniques which work for you the best and do that.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a very good treatment for OCD patients. Homeopathy also offers beneficial treatment along with the therapy. Homeopathy helps to figure out the emotional state of the patient and provides effective medicines to the patient. Arsenicum Album, Argentum Nitricum, and Calcarea Carb are some of the medicines in homeopathy which can treat this condition effectively.
So, if you are suffering from OCD any time, follow self-care tips and count on homeopathy without a second thought and obtain relief.
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