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Car idling driving tonight 1h.

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According to someone in the house were a car parked outside my window tonight. 1 hour. That is a pretty long time and you have to imagine the amounts of chemicals in the air. So stupid, who even do that? 

 

Woke up with headache this morning and I guess this could be the cause. 

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Or none of it is related and this is just another case of your mind searching for ways you could be damaged.

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Another problem I have is that I am getting more and more touchy aobut food other have made. Because of the incident white the trashcan outside, there was white spots on the top and I thought about what if someone had done something really creepy. That is gone but there will be small traces left in food and such. 
I am going to eat the food today and I hope it doesn't give me too much anxiety

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Your problems are all "what if what if?... 

You have to stand up to these. As PolarBear put it in his excellent video on ruminating, if you give belief to OCD intrusions they strengthen, and more will arrive. 

To stop that happening we have to apply the brake. Not believe the what ifs, sit out anxiety in structured sessions of ERP, stop heading into carrying out compulsions by refocusing away. 

We can make that our default behaviour. And all these intrusions thrown up by the underlying OCD core beliefs will tail off.

Then we can give the lie to those core beliefs and they will dwindle away. 

This takes time and effort. But it's better time and effort spent than going around in circles, accepting more restrictions and more disorder. 

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I feel like my individual obsessions are much shorter nowdays. I get them but I can shake them off faster and with more ease. 

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