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Does this sound like OCD?

Discussion in 'Obsessive Compulsive Disorder' started by cuja1, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. cuja1

    cuja1 Newbie

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    I have an office job that I hate. I'm not an office person. I do better in jobs where I keep moving. But I sit here and I feel like I am harassed constantly by my own thoughts. All day long I keep thinking about moving somewhere warmer, or worrying about the winter, or some other thing. It makes me miserable and I don't want these thoughts in my head.

    I even spoke to a counselor who told me to stop thinking negative thoughts. She even gave me techniques to stop. But it doesn't seem to work. Yesterday, I thought I was going to break something. I couldn't sit in my chair anymore staring at my computer. I feel like my thoughts are a storm and all I can do is wait for the storm to pass.

    Is that OCD?
     
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  2. bill5

    bill5 Well-Known Member

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    No. But that doesn't mean it's any less "bad" or worrisome and something to try and overcome. It sounds like it might (repeat, might) be as simple as you say, ie you're more of a physical work/outdoor person stuck in a sit-at-your-desk job and are extremely restless. Maybe you can find a job more suited to your style?
     
  3. cuja1

    cuja1 Newbie

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    Thanks Bill. I'm trying to get something else. In the mean time I've found that taking a 30 second break after completing every minor menial task seems to keep me from getting overly distracted by my thoughts. It's been working the last couple of days at least.
     
  4. bill5

    bill5 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely, every little bit helps :) I have a desk job and get restless too and since sitting too much isn't supposed to be good for you anyway, get up and just take a "lap" thru the hallways and back sometimes, or even sometimes outside the building. It does help, physically and mentally, to give yourself a brief time out from whatever.
     
  5. Trying_to_be_Orthodox

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    Imho look like easy form.
     
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