I even had a big test today, I had to take my youngest to a birthday party in a real busy place. I took the other 2 bowling while there and even braved the shops. The first part of the car trip was a bit nervy but I made it without any major panic.
I don't know if I'm now suffering from the after effects or if it's due to being physically ill. (I've had a rotten heavy head cold for a couple of days now.) I just feel really down so I'm trying to practise what I learnt which is to accept I'm having a sad sad feeling and that it's ok as it comes from a thought and a thought can't hurt you.I'm now adding in it's not me but my ocd as the thoughts have been there for 90minutes now.
I did pat myself on the back for earlier, and bowling was the reward (I even beat the kids ), here's hoping to a brighter day tomorrow.
We were taught to allow our thoughts as living with them is meant to cut them back and down, where as if you try to avoid a thought it'll definitely chase you around.