It’s strenuous being comfortable leaving the new home in the day when you have mild to severe OCD.
- This disorder manifests itself completely differently for 1 lady versus another, & even a single person’s symptoms can vary from 1 day to the next.
Mine manifest when I fear I’m leaving the new home with fire hazards of any kind. That’s why I unplug appliances & electronics from the walls inside, giving myself and others a tiny bit of peace of mind regarding our fears of a new home fire. Others would balk at our behavior, however why if it doesn’t bother them? Clearly our obsessive rituals only affect myself, & if they ever affected our family I would get immediate help. But I recognize that there are plenty of people out there love myself and others who are functioning perfectly fantastic with just a few triggers that are easy enough to handle without pharmaceutical intervention. One improvement I made that has given myself and others more peace of mind is adding a smart control unit to our central HVAC system. No longer do I have to worry if I remembered to change the setting on our control unit before leaving the new home for work. I love to keep it fairly frigid while I sleep, however I don’t want it cycling non-stop while I’m at work when outdoor un-even temperatures naturally rise. If I forget, I can definitely make an adjustment with the cellphone application that controls the smart control unit remotely. And if it’s frigid outside & I want to engage the gas furnace before leaving work for the evening, I can do that as well. I’m just scratching the surface of the features & capabilities of our brand new smart control unit.