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trumanpink

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Hey, so I hope you can help I’m not sure if I’m writing on the right place but I just need some advice. So I have anxiety and it sucks but I get on with life ya know. But there’s a few things that are weighing me down and stopping me reaching my full potential. So, I have this thing where say something bad happens and it can be anything like if someone says about something bad that happened I then for that entire day can’t do anything that makes me happy because I feel guilty and I worry I’ll associate the bad things with the things I love and I’ll end up always thinking of that bad thing whenever I look at the item I bought the same day and it’ll remind me. I know it sounds insane and literally so stupid but I have no idea what causes this? Because I’m a rational thinker but this happens all the time and it’s runing my life.
 
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It sounds a bit like obsessive compulsive disorder or at least like a similar thought process to me. Ultimately we have to accept that we cannot control our thoughts and that that’s okay. I know that’s easier said than done. But for starters just try to remind yourself that you have every right to be happy whenever you can be ☺
 
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if someone says about something bad that happened I then for that entire day can’t do anything that makes me happy because I feel guilty and I worry I’ll associate the bad things with the things I love and I’ll end up always thinking of that bad thing whenever I look at the item I bought the same day and it’ll remind me.
So if you have a bad day, everything gets 'coloured' by that mood? Can you give an example?
 
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So if you have a bad day, everything gets 'coloured' by that mood? Can you give an example?
Hey, thank you for responding. Yeah basically so for example if someone talks about someone who passed away I’ll be thinking of it and I feel like I can’t do anything I enjoy because it will remind me of what happened it everytime I do that thing I’ll think of the bad thing that happened.
 
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So if you have a bad day, everything gets 'coloured' by that mood? Can you give an example?
It sounds a bit like obsessive compulsive disorder or at least like a similar thought process to me. Ultimately we have to accept that we cannot control our thoughts and that that’s okay. I know that’s easier said than done. But for starters just try to remind yourself that you have every right to be happy whenever you can be ☺
Yeah I’ve had symptoms of ocd before so compulsive hand washing till my skin is burnt ( I sound like a freak) and constant worrying. I just want this situation to stop.
 
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Yeah I’ve had symptoms of ocd before so compulsive hand washing till my skin is burnt ( I sound like a freak) and constant worrying. I just want this situation to stop.
I think you will get good help from a therapist. I wish you the best!
 
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