OCD in Remission

If you don’t already know, I’ve started taking an anti-depressant. I tried taking this once before, but it reacted poorly with the meds I was taking then. Now, though, I’m on such a different med routine, that we thought we’d try again.

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The other day, I realized that I have been cleaning. Like, not CLEANING, just cleaning. It’s nice! I get the satisfaction of getting to make the house more organized, without obsessing over whether to organize the towels by size, weight, color or age. I can also dust the walls without sanitizing them!

So, I took the initiative, and decided to organize the linen pantry. At first, I was pretty okay. I was just making room for new towels. No big deal, right? Then I discovered that over the years, the organization method originally implemented in this pantry had been corrupted. There was an odd pillow case here, and a torn bath mat hiding over there. No biggy, I’ll just put those back into place. Oh, there’s no more room there. I’ll just move this there, and that there, and -oh.

I ended up taking out everything, and organizing it all from scratch. It wasn’t as bad as it could have been. I still didn’t organize anything by weight, or age. But color and size had their say. I ended up spending about 4 hours on a task that could really have taken 20 minutes.

I’m not complaining though. It didn’t spark an all night cleaning frenzy that would find me up at 3 am, scrubbing the ceiling above the washing machine because I saw a spider walking there. Don’t get me wrong, spider feet are pretty dirty, but I don’t feel the need to sanitize the ceiling these days, so I think I’m doing alright! I hope everyone else is having a good week so far. 🙂

P.S. I have sulfur burps. It’s terrible, and I hate my body right now. Just saying.

P.P.S. I hate this waking up early shit. I know it’ll be great in the long run, but right now, I just hate everyone until 10 am.


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  1. Brittni

    That sounds like a pretty normal thing to me. I think sometimes, it’s hard to distinguish between normal and excessive. Although, I do not consider myself to have obsessive compulsive tendencies, when I start to clean out a closet (especially the linens closet- I think that’s a sore subject for most families), most of the time, I would end up pulling everything out and starting over. I’m glad you’re doing well… and I’m glad your linens closet is organized.

  2. You sound like you’re feeling good with where you’re at right now. That’s awesome! Congratulations. 🙂

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