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What Is OCD? | OCD Awareness Week 2020

October is a big month mental health wise. Not only was last week World Mental Health Day, this week is OCD Awareness Week. Spoiler alert: I have OCD. To put it politely, it’s a complete and utter fucking ballache. I’ve written quite a few times now about how my brain works with contamination based OCD,… Continue reading What Is OCD? | OCD Awareness Week 2020

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“We All Need OCD Now” – My Thoughts on This Week’s Wall Street Journal Article

I know, I’m supposed to be on my sort-of blogging break. However, when I read about a certain article published by The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday (31st March), I had to come out of my box and address it. To be honest, I didn’t really want to taint my blog with this fantastic piece… Continue reading “We All Need OCD Now” – My Thoughts on This Week’s Wall Street Journal Article

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Anxious Ramblings 4 | Contamination OCD and the Coronavirus Pandemic

I didn’t particularly want to write this post. I didn’t want to taint my blog by talking about the thing that everyone else is talking about. However, as this fucking wanker of a virus is slowly destroying my mental health, I think I need to speak. Of course I’m going to be talking about coronavirus… Continue reading Anxious Ramblings 4 | Contamination OCD and the Coronavirus Pandemic

A Selection of My Eco-Friendly BIts and Pieces
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Attempting to Be Eco Friendly When You Have OCD

I won’t lie, I feel as though my OCD is the sole reason why I don’t engage in as many environmentally friendly behaviours. Before anyone comes at me and tells me I’m using it as an excuse, I’d like to shut that right down and say that I’m trying. I wasn’t sure whether or not… Continue reading Attempting to Be Eco Friendly When You Have OCD

OCD Week of Action 2020
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What’s It Like Living With OCD?

The 17th February 2020 sees the start of OCD Week of Action - a campaign started by charity OCD Action that asks people to commit to one single action that will have a positive impact on those who live with the condition. When I write about my OCD, I generally do it for one main… Continue reading What’s It Like Living With OCD?

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An Open Letter to My OCD | Updated for 2020

As today is World Mental Health Day, I thought I’d write a special post to mark the occasion. This was originally written for the event last year, and seeing as it was one of my most popular posts of the 2019, I thought I would update it for 2020. The events of the year have… Continue reading An Open Letter to My OCD | Updated for 2020

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Anxious Ramblings 2 | A Journal

I’m struggling at the moment. I’ve been battling with this all week and I’m at the point where I’m not sure if I can take anymore. I’m not even sure why I’m posting about it. All I know is I needed to get how I’m feeling out in someway. I suppose I could have written… Continue reading Anxious Ramblings 2 | A Journal

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Anxious Ramblings | A Journal

I'm struggling this week (yes, I'm aware it's only Monday). I have no idea why, but all I know is I'm getting fed up with it. I can't eat, I can't get on with my day, and I'm exhausted. I'm literally writing this on my lunch break because I physically can't face the thought of… Continue reading Anxious Ramblings | A Journal

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2 Years

March 2019 is my discharge-iversary. Is that a thing? Probably not. But two years ago, on the 17th March 2017, I had my final CBT session to date. To most, it probably wouldn’t be considered a big deal, and to some of you reading, it probably wouldn’t be either. But at the time, I had… Continue reading 2 Years

Me & Tilly Cuddled Up on the Sofa
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A Very Anxious Week

The past week has been a bit weird. I seem to have fallen off the wagon. At the beginning of the year I had plans to keep up with my fitness, drink plenty of water, keep up with my hobbies and generally not spend my money on crap. I had been doing fairly well up… Continue reading A Very Anxious Week