- Aug 16, 2015
Hello, I am in this section of the forum because in addition to other mental health challenges, OCD is a major issue for me especially with regards to routine and organization. I often feel like if my routine is interrupted, it throws my entire day off balance. I often have a "Daily Agenda" that I write down, but it's mainly for important tasks. I feel awkward if I don't write one, lol. As far as my other OCD tendencies go, I get mad when things do not turn out like I expected and once again get thrown off balance. I also have to have things in a specific order (cat food organized according to shreds and ground beef variety, closet and clothing arranged according to color and type: eg shorts with shorts, pants with pants, things have to be a specific way or else it causes frustration and distress, cabinets cannot be left open (spouse does this all the time and it makes me kinda po-ed), I have an obsession with cleaning and personal care so I have a ton of different smelling cleaning supplies and bath soaps, etc. I could go on and on. If the house is disorganized in any fashion, it causes me distress. I guess I am so OCD because I feel disorganized on the inside so I strive to have my environment organized! If that makes any sense. Can anyone else relate?