OCD and tips for improving executive function

Yeah, we differ in almost all aspects of life. Doing certain activities and building appropriate habits is easier for some individuals than others. However, that’s not an excuse because some practices are necessary for a good life.

Indeed that’s the point of doing things we don’t entirely enjoy. Namely, to achieve the results we want from those activities.

I think that some individuals are still too soft and don’t want to strain themselves much to go the extra mile. We cant be exceptional without putting that extra effort even in treating OCD in the long term.

I have to agree with you here. What is the extra mile you went when treating OCD or any other health or mental problem you have encountered?

Honestly, I have gone to great lengths to manage my symptoms and improve my overall well-being. Apart from anything else, what helps me tremendously is keeping a journal to track my thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I can quickly identify patterns and triggers that lead to my compulsive behavior. It also helps me to be more aware of my symptoms and to manage them better.

It’s great to hear that you have taken active steps to manage your symptoms and improve your overall well-being. Keeping a journal is an effective and simple tool for tracking your thoughts, and I can remember that it also helped me when I started my OCD journey.

It sounds like you no longer do journaling. If that’s correct, are there any reasons you stopped doing so? If I stop journaling today, I will lose most of my progress.

I am not exactly sure why I stopped. One day I found it annoying to do it again and kept going with my life. Of course, if you fear losing track once you stop journaling, do not do that.