well, now that I have introduced myself here I thought I'd share and ask for advice regarding a new turn of events. I have always been a worrier to some degree, however there was a time where I would get to a certain point and I would say f**k it ! that certain point has now appeared to disappear, but I side track myself. around 2 weeks ago I began a push to force myself to stop checking things, not quite OCD but I felt getting there. It would be mainly centred around the home when leaving the house or going to bed I would get stuck in a "loop" making sure everything was switched off. anyway, 2 weeks ago I began to fight these urges and to date I'm not doing too bad, great yeah ? well, maybe not. since curbing my checking at home I have now found I get stuck in that "loop" checking things before I leave work on an evening, at times I have nearly been home and turned back to go check something. I have also seemed to develop this irrational fear of putting things in the bin at work or handing over paperwork with my work on or scribblings. I have packed lunches and would normally put the waste in the bin, now I bag it up and bring it home with me and put it in my home bin of which I have no problem with. now I know plenty of people who bring their waste home from work, nothing strange in that in itself but it's a change of behaviour for me and I seem to be fixating on it and getting myself in a frenzy of anxiety. I know the logic of waste goes in the bin for disposal but for some reason I now feel that if I put it in the bin at work and I begin to feel anxious away from work I cannot get back there to retrieve it.
any advice to break this loop that does not involve going mad or suggestions as to why this shift has occurred ?
thank you and please be well