Compulsions are actions or behaviours that drive us to perform certain tasks brought about by obsessive thoughts. Some of those compulsions and obsessions won’t always affect us in our daily life, but there will be those of us who will struggle, if we go on to develop the more serious of obsessions such as “OCD” (Obsessive-compulsive Disorder).
Our childhood and stressful situations can be responsible for our compulsions and obsessions. As we go about our daily lives, we will carry traits that we may become obsessed about. For example, if we see our parents pay particular attention to their hygiene, we’re more likely to go on to repeat those traits for ourselves. Biological factors may also play a small part.
We’re not always aware or equate obsessive thought patterns to how we see ourselves. saw myself. It’s important for us to make the connection between the obsession and why we think we have the obsession. Understanding is the key for change. Dwelling on why we have obsessions doesn’t help.
Dwelling can sometimes make our obsessions worse, but what matters is how we manage and cope with our obsessions so that we can live our lives successfully. Unfortunately, when we’re not aware we have an obsession, the obsession will become a fix as we continue to pay homage to it.
If and when we know we have a problem, the problem becomes half the battle. People with OCD don’t always consciously make their own connections, so are reluctant to seek help.
As with all medical conditions, if it’s impossible to live your life successfully, then it’s advisable to get professional help.