So over the break I had a bit of a think about my blog, and it struck me that my content has altered a lot from when I started five years ago.
Now this is ok, things do evolve, but one of the changes which I didn’t notice was was that I don’t write anything about me anymore.
I’ve decided that this is one thing I must change, for I’m bottling things up, and this isn’t making me happy.
So Soapbox Thursday has been born.
I’m going to chat about something which has been playing on my mind and if you have any advice, an opinion, or you’d like to suggest another topic, feel free to comment or post on your blog.
Anyway, here’s the first topic:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD
Do I have OCD? Well I’m not official diagnosed, though my father is, but I think I display a lot of the traits associated with it.
I get up at 4am to do my walk, I have a list of 10 items I must complete each day no matter what, I have to have everything setup the night before or I’ll have a mini meltdown in the morning when I’m trying to squeeze too much into the day.
I don’t socialize, I don’t like crowds, I don’t like change.
Is all this OCD? I don’t know, but it does impact on my life quite drastically. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind these traits, but when someone suggests something which will impact on my timetable, I just can’t cope. This has been a major sticking point between me and hubby, its even caused conflict at work when I just refuse to change what I’m doing.
I’ve tried to adjust my compulsions on multiple occasions, and I do usually have limited success, but then I just head back down the path, and I’m finding as I get older, that its getting worse.
So, here’s what I’m asking this week:
Did you ever have a set routine? If so, how did you cope when it was changed? Do you have any tactics which might helped you be more flexible and cope better?