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Super Question Of The Day: Are OCD and Being Organized the Same?

First of the all the answer is strong NO!!!!!!!!

OCD is a condition and an impediment to your mental health. While being organized is a learned behavior that helps your mental health!

I’ll give you the definition of OCD as defined by the mayoclinic.org

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) features a pattern of unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions). These obsessions and compulsions interfere with daily activities and cause significant distress.

You may try to ignore or stop your obsessions, but that only increases your distress and anxiety. Ultimately, you feel driven to perform compulsive acts to try to ease your stress. Despite efforts to ignore or get rid of bothersome thoughts or urges, they keep coming back. This leads to more ritualistic behavior — the vicious cycle of OCD.

OCD often centers around certain themes — for example, a fear of getting contaminated by germs. To ease your contamination fears, you may compulsively wash your hands until they’re sore and chapped.

If you have OCD, you may be ashamed and embarrassed about the condition, but treatment can be effective.

People will lightly say “I have OCD” or “wouldnt I have to have OCD to be so organized” or “are you OCD?” 

They are two very different things. Simply being organized is a way of life and state of being. You can learn and implement systems that will work for you not against in your everyday life!

If you think you have OCD, please get help. There are people who can help you! If you want to get organized or thought you couldnt get organized before, YOU can get organized!! There are people who can help you!! 

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2019 in Organizing

 

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