If you’re one of the 2.2 million Americans who have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), you know life can look a little different. You’ve got your habits and routines. You’re probably all too aware of your compulsions.
Some people living with OCD are so self-aware, in fact, that they’re using #LifeWithOCD on Twitter to reveal their day-to-day experiences.
Here are seven of those tweets that perfectly sum it up.
1. You can get distracted easily, but sometimes it works out in your favor
2. Plans make you feel safe
3. It can make everyday tasks just a bit more difficult
4. You like everything to have its place
5. Schedules help you stay on task
6. Ultimately, you know what works for you …
7. … And you get through it
While #LifeWithOCD tweets can see the lighter sides of things, living with OCD is no laughing matter. If your mental health is affecting your ability to live out your daily life, don’t be afraid to seek help. Visit the National Alliance on Mental Health for more information and resources.
Chaunie Brusie is a registered nurse with experience in critical care, long-term care, and labor and delivery nursing. She lives in Michigan with her family and loves traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out with her four young kids. She gladly cleans up dinner every night because her husband is a fabulous cook and she once famously ruined frozen pizza. She blogs about motherhood, freelance writing, and life at chauniebrusie.com.