Are Your Affirmations Turning into OCD?

OCD-Free
3 min readSep 13, 2023

I use affirmations and other scripted thought to help calm and center myself. But, with my history of debilitating OCD, I frequently check in to make sure those thought scripts aren’t turning into OCD rituals.

For example, when I am distracted from present moment awareness by intrusive worries and fantasies, I will stop my mind in its tracks and think, “I am aware of those thoughts and…

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