Lately, I’ll be having a conversation, and think of something to say, even as simple as “I like that shirt that person was wearing”.... but sometimes you don’t always say what you’re thinking, especially if the conversation has switched gears. But lately my OCD will latch onto those ideas of things I had to say, and tell me I HAVE to say them or else I’ll get really anxious and have that familiar sense of urgency. It’s like my brain will get stuck on it, and have a fear that I’ll obsess over it unless I get all of my thoughts out. Interesting... I’m assuming its just a strange way OCD has tried to assert itself into my life, since it follows a similar pattern of OCD with that sense of “urgency”.
Or another similar example, I’ll be on Twitter or something and see a headline or a topic that I don’t know about, and think about looking into it. But sometimes you decide you don’t actually care about whatever it is because its something trivial (not even something anxiety provoking) and move on and continue looking through other posts. But, my brain will tell me I have to go back and look into it, because it’ll feel “unfinished” or something if I don’t. And I get that same urgency feeling I described in the above example. The topic could be something as silly as like, seeing the name of a hotel I’ve never heard of and wondering where it is, but not actually caring.
Anyone relate? I’m assuming this is just another way OCD is popping in? They’re not my main themes, just things I’ve noticed recently