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is it about control
 
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Well, for me personally I know that doing my compulsions makes me /feel/ in control. But I don't think it actually gives me control of anything.
 
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I've noticed whenever I feel scared, worried and helpless, I want to compulsively google and doomscroll just to figure things out. I can solve a problem and want to keep obsessing over it in case all my previous solutions don't work out and I missed something. Then, my attempts to control the external make me feel helpless and out of control over the internal. It's like trying to put out a fire by pouring gasoline on it. I installed an extension called site blocker on google chrome to keep me from googling certain keywords, so I see a picture of a monkey reminding me I blocked this every time I'm tempted to compulsively google or doomscroll. It's just enough to help when my self control is feeling a bit weak.
 
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