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I write down some of my experiences with OCD and how it affects me, to help people see what it can really be like

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OCD is often dramatized by the media, or just people in general when someone says ‘My OCD is triggered by this’ when something is out of place. Sure, this is one of the main aspects of OCD and one which is a pain to have, but often, the people who say this will not suffer from the disability. I think we all have aspects of OCD, as we all want organization and something being out of place will annoy most people, however, this post is about how OCD, as a diagnosed condition affects me. This may not be the same…

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I have issues with self-esteem and self-confidence and I thought the best way to deal with that would be to do something that gives me responsibilities and make me feel powerful. This would mean that I am a higher rank than other people and would be proof that I am actually worth something. I didn’t know how bad of an idea this would be, but I have come to realize that.

You see, I often feel that my life is not really that important and I do not make an effect on people and I do not have any value…

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I like a good quote. I found myself playing on Civ 6 tody and it is packed full of quotes, whenever something is researched, the narrator reads a quote and nearly every one of them had me thinking.

A lot of the time, I feel quite alone. I feel alone because mental health can be very inward, something that only you can see. Despite the horrible thoughts that are going around your head, feeling absolutely terrible on the inside, a lot of the time no-one else can see what is happening. …

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When I was in college, one of my favourite topics was philosophy. I learned all about the way that we think and how people in the old days developed the basis on how we think and ultimately how we act and how we define moral character today and I find that fascinating.

Let's go back to 399 BC when Socrates was walking the earth. He lived and breathed as we breathe today, but back in those days, things were very different, no iPhones back then. What was interesting though is that even back then, there was a great sense even…

Seeing 2020

How to keep your new years writing resolutions in 2020

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It is nearly 2020 and with a new year comes new year’s resolutions. I am going to try to keep my writing resolutions, to help me to write more and keep to a schedule. This is how I keep to a new resolution, I hope this helps others to do the same.

This post is quite ironic, really as I have just returned to Medium after a long hiatus. I could make up excuses, I have been working, I have been stressed, I have been playing computer games but really I have just not had a plan, or a goal…

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I am not one for being social, I am very introverted and very, very shy. So how did playing online with random strangers help me to make friends? Find out in this article.

I love to play games that involve other people, the games I play are typically online multiplayer games, where you play with and against other real players in real-time. I can talk to people very easily and if anything goes wrong I can simply block them and move on. …

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How long did it take me to think of this title, would you say? The answer to that is simple, a few seconds. I didn’t think too long about it at all and when the title came to my mind, I didn’t overthink about it being the right title or anything like that. So, why would I say that I am an overthinker?

I am someone who thinks about things far too much, I look into things and see things which are not really there and then I make myself believe that these things are true, that is what an…

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Mental health affects us all, and some of us struggle more than others. When it gets to the point that it is seriously affecting your life, it is time to speak up. This is a really important thing to do and it can often be one of the most challenging things to do. Wondering if people will understand, care, or be able to help you is something that can be really scary but talking is one of the most important parts of recovery, as telling people how you are feeling can really help them to advise, help or get other…

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Before I knew what ASMR was, I saw it as some fad that people were making a big thing of. Until I actually took a look at it and I realised that it was what I really needed. A lot of videos have millions of views, with one of the ASMartists I follow recently hitting one million subscribers, so it is a big thing.

It is odd how amazing ASMR is and it is easy to see how people just think it is something that is silly or make fun of it. In reality, it helps me so much and…

Peter Gray

I work in Tech Support and write in my spare time. I love to read, write and help people where I can. I write for Invisible Illness and The Writing Cooperative.

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