Re: does anyone have problems with ocd and working?
Working and keeping busy help me too. My only problem is that no matter how early I intend/plan to leave for work, I always find things at home that need to be done NOW, or I am so scared that I will forget something that I will need that I keep walking around looking for "it" even if I have no idea what "it" is and I am not really forgetting anything, or I have to check my tires and the oil & transmission fluid in my truck (Very old truck & these things need to be checked once or twice a week really, but I seem to do it at least once a day), so I ALWAYS wind up being 10-15 minutes late.
So far my boss hasn't really said anything, (she doesn't know about my ocd), but I fell that this is very bad 'work behavior' and then spend my entire shift feeling bad/beating myself up about it. I am actually very productive at work, (I have only been there a month and they are talking about promoting me to management), but I just can't get the guilt about being late out of my head. It drives me extra crazy because I am the only person who seems to really notice or care when I am late...