Hey anons I wanted to ask for your help about something I've been struggeling with for a while.I have OCD and I'm unable to do any laisure activity anymore.I can't read a book, watch a movie or play videogames. I always start rereading, rewinding etc. to the point where it's just no fun anymore.So for the past few months I've been in total avoidance because I don't want to ruin my experience.Naturally one would do exposure therapy to get rid of it. But there is another component to this.I don't do these compulsion because OCD wants me to do them. The compulsions get triggered when there are people around me.Say I hear someone walking on the floor, closing a car door, a car driving by, kids screeming etc. all this leads me to do compulsions because I get irritated by it, get anxious and lose focus.I don't know what I should do. I've tried exposing me to the noise but no matter how long I do so it doesn't get any better. I still feel bad and anxious all the time.
>>27361113I don't really have a good solution for the long run, but something you can do now is just wear earpluggs or noise cancelling headphones while going out