Coping Day to Day · OCD · Personal

A Ticking Time Bomb | Personal Update

If I was posed the question – ‘Ellen, how would you describe yourself?‘ I would say a ticking time bomb. Emotional regulation is something I really struggle with. The roller coaster of different emotions I go through each day is exhausting and it can be really hard to predict how each day is going to… Continue reading A Ticking Time Bomb | Personal Update

Coping Day to Day · Family & OCD · OCD · Personal

If You Could Prevent Yourself From Developing OCD, Would You?

Now this question is a tricky one and will most probably elicit a differing answer from every person you ask. For me, I’d say no and the reasoning behind this is not as straightforward as the answer. OCD is a torturous disorder. It infects the mind and has you left feeling like a puppet trapped in a… Continue reading If You Could Prevent Yourself From Developing OCD, Would You?

Coping Day to Day · OCD

SMART Goals

Goals. A positive concept right?  Absolutely, but they must not be rash. Setting goals can be extremely beneficial. They can often act as a motivation or add increased meaning to something you would like to achieve. They can help you work towards an increased mentally healthy life, however, the key is to make goals that are SMART. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and… Continue reading SMART Goals

OCD · Personal · Therapy Advice/Experiences

Will My OCD Ever Go Away?

This is probably a very common question that comes to mind when things are tough. Will there be a cure? Will OCD ever not rule over my life? The answer to this is quite complicated and can go down many paths. In my opinion, do I think that I will ever be ‘cured’? No, but… Continue reading Will My OCD Ever Go Away?