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Cleaning obsessively

I don't know why i do it but i have a hard time stopping, the house is spotless i washed my hair twice today,im so lost like who wash their hair twice i came on the site multiple times trying to ok i don't know why i came on the site im having a hard time reading the posts I'm sorry if im not making sense

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Sending you a hug! I think it's okay that you washed your hair twice today! It means it's extra clean!!

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I just wanted to add I thought of this post this evening as I was taking my 2nd shower of the day and washing my hair. Sending hugs danielle.

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Hi Michael lol and you're right my hair is extra clean so is the whole house, my mind is more calming today and im actually sitting down in one spot. 2 showers? Lol well im not the only one who is squeaky clean right now. Sending you hugs and kisses

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It's okay to come on the site even if just to say "hi". You are making sense because

we have all been there at one time or another. Hugs, Agora xx

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Hi Agora ๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜™ i was having a hard time focusing, took me forever to write this post. My brain is not on overdrive anymore i can actually read and remember now. It's Friday hope you're doing ok

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Hey love ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’›

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Heeey ya beautiful! Whatchya up to? Iโ€™m trying to disregard my emotions since they and the thoughts are messing with me. Easier when busy, Iโ€™ve been cleaning like crazy for a few days must be the spring making us clean ๐Ÿ˜† Hope you have many beautiful moments today!

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I have therapy in a few then today is lazy day, eating bad food and watching Netflix kind of day, lol the house is cleaner than a whistle. Keeping busy definitely help it's worse when we just stay and let our anxiety and thoughts take over, im sending you lots of kisses sweetheart

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I love that type of day after being busy having that opportunity to relax and finally do whatever you want... yes... ๐Ÿ˜˜ right backatchya hope your appointment goes really well

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You came here so your friends can give you some love... ๐Ÿ˜Š big hugs my beautiful Sunflower ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿงก It's all okay... do you have something on your mind? I know I go into super cleaning mode when I'm upset. We're here Hun, Agora & I might even share our chocolate with you. ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿซ

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Chocolate?? Did someone say chocolate??๐Ÿ‘€

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Lol that's one thing that i don't share

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Im not sure if i was upset or not, my head felt busy with too many things at once, my therapist said that running around cleaning was my way to try and focus on one single thing. CHOCOLATEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE lol i brought a box of king size kitkats yesterday and 2 Twix

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lol ah, getting your week supply of chocolate? I got special chocolate for the plane ride, purposely got chocolate that my husband won't want to steal ๐Ÿ˜… . No sharing, especially when stuck on plane & can't get more. How's little Spidey? ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿงก๐ŸŒป๐Ÿซ

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Bright side of things your hair is super clean ๐Ÿ˜, i use to wash my hands a lot when i stress and used a whole bottle of hand sanitizer in less than 5 days my skin was so dry it started cutting my therapist think it's about control i needed to have control over something so my anxiety wouldn't drive me insane

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Mine basically said the same thing, i literally cried when mom told me to sit down and stop i thought i was going to go crazy, im sorry about your hands are you feeling better now

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O my I went on a cleaning splurge today too. Even moved heavy furniture to clean under it. I am worn out now. I do this often I think its OCD I can't stand when the house is messy I'm irritibily but after I clean I'm in a good mood. I've washed my hair twice in one day many times.

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I did the same moved all sorts to clean underneath.

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I left the house spotless literally, bright side is i slept like a baby that night

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I agree with Agora. You came on the site because you find solace here. You have friends that care about you and sometimes you just need your friends. I am here for you to talk to. Tell me what's going on. You can pm me if you want and we'll have a real discussion with 2 way dialogue. Others would do that for you to. Revel in your friends and be happy, D!

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I tried my best to explain when i wrote the post but my head cooperating. Im thankful for all my sweethearts on this site thank you for being there JEG, hope you and Sue are having a great Friday

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We all love you, my friend! Have a really blessed day!

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No need to make sense. We are all unique. Being cleanly is never taboo. Positive coping is exactly that. Better than doing two lines, pulling your hair, cutting.. etc. Do YOU

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You're 100 percent right, it was my safest way to cope

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I look through my phone all day long, read the news, play scrabble, come on this site, read my email. If you were not doing what you did, what would you have done? I always taught my children to find hobbies that they enjoyed in addition to what they choose as a career.

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I think i need to find more hobbies to help when my anxiety take over

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I believe you are right. I think everyone gets nervous energy sometimes. I get it and get busy doing things that lessen the anxiety while avoiding the things I should be doing. I am not going to beat up on myself just work on retraining myself. Some people have this mastered, some do alright with it, and some are like us, a work in process๐Ÿ™‚. It is ok though, something to eagerly look forward to.

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Hey thinking of you,

๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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Summer is coming lol, you're my babe and i will report every snow pic you post ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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It's okay love... we are here and actively does help with the anxiety that you may be feeling๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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Hey sweetheart, i hope you know im always here for you, pm me anytime. Sending good energy and good thoughts plus lot of kisses your way

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There is so much we cannot control, maybe you are overdoing on what you can control? I hope you will get past this. It sounds exhausting.

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It was tiring but it was the safest way for me to deal with my anxiety and overdriven mind

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Have you started or changed medication?

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Im still on the same meds, it was one of those bad cycles. How come you don't post funny videos anymore, i miss them

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I have been busy. I got a job. Learned to drive. Got a car. Broke my ankle. Lost my job due to the long recovery time. And am now looking again for work. Sorry for my absence.

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Thatโ€™s so weird. I just did that on Thursday. I went on a cleaning spree and when I was done, I was like where did I get the energy and what next? So I took a shower. I didnโ€™t wash my hair twice but it was an odd day lol. I think people are right. You came on here for support and you wanted to just share with us :)) OCD can definitely play a role too. I also believe when we do stuff to the extreme, itโ€™s because it feels good and we donโ€™t want the feeling to go away. Did you at least feel good while cleaning? Xoxo ๐Ÿ’™

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Hi, good friend of mine!

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Hi Silly!! ๐Ÿฅฐ

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I'm silly? Hope you're having an awesome day!

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Yesss of course youโ€™re silly ๐Ÿ™ƒ Iโ€™m silly. You know that. Itโ€™s fun ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope you are doing awesome too ๐Ÿ’™

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I was feeling too much at once that's why I was cleaning i guess, try to block everything out and get myself exhausted so I'll stop thinking. Good thing is the house is spotless lol

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I totally do that too. I hate feeling overwhelmed with everything. Cleaning is very therapeutic though so good for you! And doesnโ€™t it feel so nice when everything is clean and organized?

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My house needs a good clean, when you finish there. Dont worry we all have these moments, no ones perfect, be sure clarity will return ! petal x

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Lol i charge by the hour gerrerd im feeling much better today

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thought you would feel better. so a return airline ticket plus hourly pay !! would be a grand !! better do the cleaning myself ! petal xx

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Aww....dont worry about that! I wish I could wash my hair once a week! You can always come here and just say Hi. We're thinking of you๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿค—๐ŸŽˆ

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Hey sweetie, hope you're having a great Friday

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Hey there sweetie๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ŠHow nice to see you! I am having a great Friday, I am in the garden getting some sun and watching the wild birds bathing in the bird bath. It is really great!!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ˜™Have a lovely Easter weekend sweetie, love Bev xxxโค

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Iโ€™m sending self compassion love to you. At least the house is clean and your hair is clean. Maybe your bored, or stressed, or the list can go on. God, most days I surface clean and when itโ€™s that time I go nuts it takes five hours to a clean a one bedroom apt. And I swear itโ€™s still not clean.

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Same here Inclove

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Thank you sweetie, i can definitely relate to that, cleaning for hours and still think it's not enough

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Hi. I'm not meaning to make light of your post because we all have our own head demons โค but....I read it and wished I was you, even for one day. I have anxiety depression and fibro and sooooooo wish I had the motivation and energy to clean anything x so I wish you well today from my sh*thole to your gleaming home. Hugs โค

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I get what you mean, but not doing anything makes it worse trust me, moving a lot is my way of trying to keep bad thoughts out, even if you do one hard thing a day that's a big accomplishment ,just one. Sending you hugs

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Hi, Find time to sit and give yourself a treat for all the hard work. Eat something nice, style your clean hair, put on some make-up, go for a walk, or have a bath and then lots of soothing body lotion, listen to some music or watch a comedy programme you like. Talk to someone you trust, ring up an agency who will listen to your troubles, write posts on here. You have lots of options and choices, you are not alone, we all listen here and we will always understand everything, as we have all experienced your pain. You can do it, relax and stay calm.

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I think that the point maybe that we are so use to categorizing ourselves as different, when many of the things that we go through are common to everyone, even our supposedly mentally and emotionally healthy counterparts. When we realize that, we can focus in on the areas that really need our attention to make sure those areas get healed and we can stop the cycle of hypochondria thinking.

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So true Needhelp123 we are all in the process of healing and we all do it in our way. X

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You had me at ' give yourself a treat' lol which was a bunch of chocolates. Im feeling much better now, i have therapy in a few then spending the rest of the day watching Netflix and eating bad food, hope your Friday is going great

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Yes you are making sense, wish l had all that energy to get all that accomplished in one day!!!! That's great, I'm here for you

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I was so exhausted i slept like a baby

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Hope you're having a great Friday

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