As a person with OCD, I tend to look up a lot of things because I over think everything. This may not sound that bad but when you have a bump on your lip or your eye hurts you begin to panic. Panicking does nothing for you except put you in a world of worry. Worry causes you to spiral out of control. I’ve been there and I remember the suffering I caused myself.
So here is my advice.
Don’t look up your ailments on the internet; it’s not worth it. If you research the bump on your arm you will think you have cancer. The funny part is, it’s not cancer at all, but a pimple in a stupid place.
This is hard for me to do because I overthink and worry about everything that goes wrong with my body. But remember this, OCD is illogical. Tell yourself these things:
- Your thoughts are OCD thoughts. They are not true.
- Everything will be alright.
- You are not dying.
- The thoughts you have are not going to happen.
Keep all this in mind when you have a tickle in your throat or an ache in your foot or anything else. Take a deep breath. You’re not going to die.