I think we all have weird things that we do for no logical reason. Obviously, OCD something entirely different, but I think most people have some compulsive tendencies/rituals, but for most of us they don’t impact our lives negatively the way they do for OCD sufferers.
So, I’m curious – what weird compulsions do YOU have?
When using a public/shared bathroom, I always tear the first few squares off the toilet paper and discard them (something about the thought of other peoples’ fingers touching them).
Whenever I use the stove or over, I check at least three times that it’s shut off, and even so, if I leave the house soon after it stresses me out in the back of my mind until I return, worrying that I didn’t shut it off.
When going to sleep, I always have to use the side of the pillow where the pillow case is closed, that way I can’t feel the crease/seam.
As soon as I get home I always change my socks. For some reason, they can be perfectly comfortable all day but the moment I’m home they just feel gross on my feet.
I always double check that I have locked the door properly when I leave the house.
I always triple tap the lock button on my car keys.
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when I lock the door I test it out by trying to break in.
when I put my kickstand up on my bike I always look down to check and make sure it is up, even though I heard it kick up.
when I park, i go really far ahead of the space, then shift to neutral and roll back a foot.1
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Some of them:
-I use GaG.
-I have conversations with myself.
-I prepare whole discussions in my head. Those discussions I intend to make with people I know. I imagine other people's views in regards to the subject, so I have to think of arguments for both sides.
It's not a waste of time because I usually end up making them in real.
-I play scenarios in my head before I fall asleep.
-I have to write at least 500 words a day.1