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  3. Meditation is not easy and it can take many years of practice to achieve tranquility in meditation. Some forms of Buddhism talk of the 'five hindrances' which have to be worked through in order to achieve tranquility, and anger is considered one of them so it's quite normal to experience frustration. I personally would not consider meditation relaxing, but more a form of brain training which may result in long term peace, but the actually practice itself is often quite a struggle - depending on the type of meditation you are practicing, of course - and I'm personally wary of people practicing meditation without guidance from a qualified teacher, because it is not easy, especially with ocd. If you want to relax on a day to day basis you might be better trying something else, perhaps something more active, as GB suggests. Guided relaxation scripts which are specifically aimed at achieving in the moment, short term relaxation are slightly different from meditation derived from Buddhist practice ( 'mindfulness of the body' is a buddhist derived practice and is not necessarily relaxing) so tend to be easier to deal with.
  4. Do you think you might be still engaging in distraction and/or avoidance compulsions without being fully aware of it? Because if you are, then relaxation that involves slowing down and stopping being busy is actually a form of ERP, so it will cause anxiety and an increase in thoughts in the short term. Also it's a bit of a myth that all meditation is relaxing, many types of meditation can be really hard work, especially if it involves watching thoughts and feelings - you may already know this, so sorry for being patronising, but just wanted to give you a heads up in case you weren't aware as there is a lot of misinformation about meditation around. Have you tried listening to a guided relaxation script which involves progressive muscle relaxation? This is kind of like a guided meditation which gives your mind something to concentrate on, however, if you are still using avoidance/distraction compulsions be aware that you don't want to get caught in the trap of using guided meditations as another form of avoidance/distraction.
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