It’s tough being comfortable leaving the condo in the day when you have mild to dire OCD.
This disorder manifests itself completely differently for one person versus another, plus even a single person’s symptoms can vary from one day to the next.
Mine manifest when I fear I’m leaving the condo with fire hazards of any kind. That’s why I unplug appliances plus electronics from the walls inside, giving myself and others a tiny bit of peace of mind regarding my fears of a condo fire. Others would balk at my behavior, however why if it doesn’t bother them? Clearly my obsessive rituals only affect myself, plus if they ever affected my family I would get immediate help. But I think that there are plenty of people out there like myself and others who are functioning perfectly fantastic with just a few triggers that are simple 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 my central Heating plus Air Conditioning system. No longer do I have to worry if I remembered to change the setting on my control unit before leaving the condo for work. I like to keep it fairly freezing while I sleep, although 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 certainly make an adjustment with the iPhone application that controls the smart control unit remotely. And if it’s freezing outside plus I want to engage the furnace before leaving work for the evening, I can do that as well. I’m just scratching the surface of the features plus capabilities of my brand modern smart control unit.