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    Love keeping fit, Kickboxing, Engineering, dog walking exploring, family holidays, food :)
  1. Hi everyone, I understand OCD comes in all kinds of strange ways and affects us very differently. I understand that a topic that affects someone intensely with their OCD anxiety, might seem completely Alien to someone else and wonder how?... Coming from a farming background where you cant show weakness makes this very hard to write but i feel someone might understand. However unfortunately my specific anxiety is brought on by repairing any sort of mechanical device e.g. car, tractor, digger chainsaw and so on, I don't doubt my abilities as engineer as i have some pretty feel good awards for it, which makes it even harder to step back away from it as my passion for it is great. The anxiety and OCD as well as some lengthy compulsions is ignited by the fear of it all going wrong and someone coming to harm by something I've done or braking, along with the fear of hydraulic high pressure systems blowing and injecting into my blood and high pressure air systems. Working in this industry most of my working life has been a challenge and unfortunately got the better of me and miss it very much, I'm writing this to see if anyone else also suffers from this, or have any good ides, practices that could help me progress back to a more self confident engineer and person. Thanks
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