Re: Not doing as well as I was...is anyone else like this???
I'm very familiar with the feeling of impending doom. It's hard to pinpoint but everyday stresses like job, money, relationships etc. cause stress which is terrible to a person with OCD, but when everything is going well, Idle thinking is also terrible for a person with OCD. My best advice is not to have idle time. If things are going well (and I hope they are) and you find that you are obsessing about what might happen try starting up and old hoppy or working out at the gym or just doing something that takes your mind off itself. Inactivity is an enemy to OCD. It gives too many opportunities for you to think of one thing after another to stress about. Now that my OCD seems semi-under control, I do some of the things I used to like to do before OCD took over my every thought. I write music, decorate my house watch favorite movies,shop etc. Do the things you like to do and take you mind off itself. I also give myself 15 minutes a night to obsess. Whatever pops into my head during the day, I tell myself that I will worry about it in the evening during my 15 minutes and I let it go until then. I was surprised at how well it works for me. Hope it does for you too.