How do I stop getting caught up in thought? - a reader's question...
So, all through my life I have been quite anxious of vey irrational things. My first really big fear was being gay- I’m now aware this is referred to as HOCD? I’m not entirely sure but, I knew deep down, I wasn’t gay (i’m not saying there’s anything wrong with it at all i was just worried because I felt like I didn’t know myself, if this makes sense), but the thoughts kept spinning and spinning. I then read online that if you don’t give attention to the thoughts then they go. And just like that, whenever the thought came I would just let it go. Simple. Great.
However, recently I read an article about OCD and it triggered very bad thoughts and anxious feelings. I had a panic attack multiple times as I read that someone had a compulsion where they had to cross their eyes every time they had a bad thought, all I have been fearful of ever since is this happening to me. I try to not let the thought get to me, as it is only a thought, but my mind keeps telling me i Have OCD and it will never get better. I just really hope it does :(